Barbara L. Tang
Barbara L. Tang

Barbara L. Tang

Of Counsel

Office: Orange County T: 714.852.6847
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btang@alvaradosmith.com

Barbara Tang has an intimate understanding of the challenges facing in-house lawyers: she spent nearly 20 years at the North American operations of a Japanese auto manufacturer. One of the company’s Assistant General Counsel, Barbara was responsible for a wide range of legal and business matters, including in particular corporate and related transactions, and labor and employment issues.

Barbara’s corporate experience spans the full scope of business and strategic advice that companies of all sizes regularly need, from to mergers and acquisitions, to vendor outsourcing and partnership agreements, to corporate counseling, and more. While in-house, she led complex transactions while providing contract review, negotiation and drafting support to a diverse client base (including the marketing, IT, finance, research, facilities, transportation, and motorsports departments). More recently, she regularly assists clients with general contract review and negotiation.

Her work also encompasses a significant number of day-to-day employment matters, including advising HR professionals in hiring, counseling and termination of employees; preparation of employee handbooks and policies; handling of pre-litigation employment matters and mediations and settlements of employee claims.

Finally, Barbara regularly advises clients on a variety of issues pertaining to intellectual property (trademarks and copyrights), privacy, vendor bankruptcy, real estate, export controls, business-to-business litigation, environmental, and corporate compliance matters (such as records retention, annual audits report, and employee training).

Barbara provides a valuable perspective for companies across the automotive industry, from global multinationals to regional and national firms, to small businesses and start-ups. She knows the sector, she knows the players, and she knows the challenges they face in today’s ever more competitive environment.

Barbara is committed to giving back to her community. She regularly provides pro-bono legal services to her church, participates in Loyola Law School’s mentoring program, and remains involved in other law-school alumni activities. In addition, while a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter, she was active in their pro-bono activities, including working with Veterans to obtain service benefits, and assisting non-profit companies in resolving legal issues and questions.

Education:
J.D.,  Loyola Law School, 1988

Admissions:
California

  • Overview

    Barbara Tang has an intimate understanding of the challenges facing in-house lawyers: she spent nearly 20 years at the North American operations of a Japanese auto manufacturer. One of the company’s Assistant General Counsel, Barbara was responsible for a wide range of legal and business matters, including in particular corporate and related transactions, and labor and employment issues.

    Barbara’s corporate experience spans the full scope of business and strategic advice that companies of all sizes regularly need, from to mergers and acquisitions, to vendor outsourcing and partnership agreements, to corporate counseling, and more. While in-house, she led complex transactions while providing contract review, negotiation and drafting support to a diverse client base (including the marketing, IT, finance, research, facilities, transportation, and motorsports departments). More recently, she regularly assists clients with general contract review and negotiation.

    Her work also encompasses a significant number of day-to-day employment matters, including advising HR professionals in hiring, counseling and termination of employees; preparation of employee handbooks and policies; handling of pre-litigation employment matters and mediations and settlements of employee claims.

    Finally, Barbara regularly advises clients on a variety of issues pertaining to intellectual property (trademarks and copyrights), privacy, vendor bankruptcy, real estate, export controls, business-to-business litigation, environmental, and corporate compliance matters (such as records retention, annual audits report, and employee training).

    Barbara provides a valuable perspective for companies across the automotive industry, from global multinationals to regional and national firms, to small businesses and start-ups. She knows the sector, she knows the players, and she knows the challenges they face in today’s ever more competitive environment.

    Barbara is committed to giving back to her community. She regularly provides pro-bono legal services to her church, participates in Loyola Law School’s mentoring program, and remains involved in other law-school alumni activities. In addition, while a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter, she was active in their pro-bono activities, including working with Veterans to obtain service benefits, and assisting non-profit companies in resolving legal issues and questions.

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  • Education/Admissions

    Education:
    J.D.,  Loyola Law School, 1988

    Admissions:
    California

Overview

Barbara Tang has an intimate understanding of the challenges facing in-house lawyers: she spent nearly 20 years at the North American operations of a Japanese auto manufacturer. One of the company’s Assistant General Counsel, Barbara was responsible for a wide range of legal and business matters, including in particular corporate and related transactions, and labor and employment issues.

Barbara’s corporate experience spans the full scope of business and strategic advice that companies of all sizes regularly need, from to mergers and acquisitions, to vendor outsourcing and partnership agreements, to corporate counseling, and more. While in-house, she led complex transactions while providing contract review, negotiation and drafting support to a diverse client base (including the marketing, IT, finance, research, facilities, transportation, and motorsports departments). More recently, she regularly assists clients with general contract review and negotiation.

Her work also encompasses a significant number of day-to-day employment matters, including advising HR professionals in hiring, counseling and termination of employees; preparation of employee handbooks and policies; handling of pre-litigation employment matters and mediations and settlements of employee claims.

Finally, Barbara regularly advises clients on a variety of issues pertaining to intellectual property (trademarks and copyrights), privacy, vendor bankruptcy, real estate, export controls, business-to-business litigation, environmental, and corporate compliance matters (such as records retention, annual audits report, and employee training).

Barbara provides a valuable perspective for companies across the automotive industry, from global multinationals to regional and national firms, to small businesses and start-ups. She knows the sector, she knows the players, and she knows the challenges they face in today’s ever more competitive environment.

Barbara is committed to giving back to her community. She regularly provides pro-bono legal services to her church, participates in Loyola Law School’s mentoring program, and remains involved in other law-school alumni activities. In addition, while a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter, she was active in their pro-bono activities, including working with Veterans to obtain service benefits, and assisting non-profit companies in resolving legal issues and questions.

Education/Admissions

Education:
J.D.,  Loyola Law School, 1988

Admissions:
California