Brown Law Group: San Diego, CA

Of Counsel, September 2014 to Present


Arlene R. Yang is Of Counsel at Brown Law Group. Her practice focuses on employment counseling and litigation. Ms. Yang advises companies on employment law issues, including wage and hour matters, reasonable accommodations for disabilities, leave issues, and employment policies. She also specializes in litigation in state and federal court and proceedings before administrative agencies.


After law school, Ms. Yang clerked for the Honorable Daniel H. Huyett, 3rd in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Following that, Ms. Yang served as a litigator at the United States Department of Justice and at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Ms. Yang developed expertise in labor and employment litigation and counseling as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – both at the Transportation Security Administration and at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


Community Involvement:

Ms. Yang is serving on the Board of Directors of Lawyers Club of San Diego, which works to advance the status of women in law and society. In 2017, she served as Vice Chair of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section. Ms. Yang has extensive experience with non-profit arts organizations. She is currently serving as Secretary of transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project and worked as a development professional for non-profit theater companies in New York City.


Personal Interests:

Ms. Yang is married to Jose Lau, who is also an attorney and they have two children.  In her free time she enjoys having outdoor adventures with her family in beautiful San Diego.



New York University School of Law, New York, NY
J.D., 1994


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
B.S. Chemistry, 1991


Member of the New Jersey Bar since 1994
Member of the District of Columbia Bar since 1996
Member of the New York Bar since 1996
Member of the California Bar since 2014