Yen joined ESG Law in 2021 to focus on helping the premier esports organizations achieve success. His practice includes negotiating and drafting team sponsorship deals and other business-to-business agreements, working on player/team contracts, and providing strategic advice and legal solutions to his clients.
Before joining ESG, Yen clerked for the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia and worked at law firms Keller/Anderle and Horvitz & Levy in California. He has litigated billion-dollar disputes, argued cases before the California Supreme Court, and represented amicus curiae in the United States Supreme Court. As a former litigator and lifelong gamer, Yen brings a unique combination of legal acumen, practical business skills, and industry knowledge to help his esports clients navigate complex and novel legal issues and accomplish their goals.
Yen has written extensively on video games and esports law, and his writings have been published by the Pepperdine Law Review, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, and the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy. He currently serves on the Public Policy Committee of the Esports Bar Association and the executive committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section. Yen is also a 2021 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, an organization of more than 350 chief legal officers and law firm managing partners designed to help a more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to leadership positions.