Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Judy's Profile

Judy is a Partner in Maynard's Litigation Practice. With years of experience in commercial litigation, Judy primarily focuses on matters of complex business disputes in the areas of banking and finance, real estate and construction, business torts, class actions, and franchises. She advances the client’s cause to the best advantage based on the particular needs of the case, be it aggressive trial advocacy or skillful negotiation. Judy is also a trained mediator and arbitrator. Judy has obtained a significant recovery in trials and arbitration in complex cases representing:

  • financial institutions and private lenders in disputes with borrowers, participant banks and partners, maximizing recovery on defaulted loans and lender liability cases
  • owners and users of real estate, real estate brokers and construction professionals
  • franchisors and franchisees in business and leasing issues
  • growth companies, closely-held companies and entrepreneurs in business fraud and partnership disputes
  • companies needing protection from anti-competitive behavior and theft of trade secrets

Judy is experienced in resolving multi-party fraud and investment schemes and multi-party disputes, while minimizing negative publicity and collateral consequences. Judy devotes time to pro bono cases serving immigrant communities and various bar and community organizations. She speaks Spanish and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) with "limited proficiency.”

Judy's Accolades

  • Super Lawyers, Southern California (2013 - present); Top 50 California Super Lawyers® (2019)
  • Occidental College, Alumni Seal Award (2017)
  • ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, Jeanne P. Gray Diversity Scholarship (2016-2017)
  • American Arbitration Association, Higginbotham Fellow (2016)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Outstanding Young Lawyer (2012)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Best Lawyers Under 40 (2003)
  • Real Estate Southern California, Woman of Influence

Judy's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, DEI Committee
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
  • Council of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA-ICDR Council”)
  • AAA-ICDR Foundation Ambassador
  • Los Angeles Police Department RIPA Data Steering Committee
  • California State Bar Litigation Section, Executive Committee
  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA)
  • Occidental College, Board of Governors and Annual Fund Chair
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Co-Chair of 2010 National Convention, Chair of Real Estate Committee, Co-Chair of Branding Committee
  • Asian Pacific Women’s Center
  • Advancing Justice Los Angeles, Executive Advisory Council
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA)


State Bar: California

U.S. District Court: California (Central)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit

U.S. Bankruptcy Court: California (Central)

  • Loyola Law School
    • (1994, J.D., Entertainment Law Journal, Editor)

  • Occidental College
    • (1991, B.A. Diplomacy & World Affairs)

Wednesday, June 1, 2022


Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is proud to share that it has exceeded the five-year Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) goals set in 2019. The goals, achieved ahead of schedule, were focused on three areas: Diversify the partnership whereby at least 20% of shareholders are women, and 10% of shareholders are...

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Friday, November 9, 2018


The recently released edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” positions Maynard in the National Tier Rankings in 10 areas of practice, including Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation-ERISA, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Mining Law, Patent Litigation, Project...

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Maynard Named to BTI’s 2019 “37 Law Firms Most Feared in Litigation"

Birmingham, AL. Maynard & Gale’s ability to make their opponents either stop or change what they are doing resulted in Maynard being named in BTI Consulting Group's “37 Law Firms Most Feared in Litigation.” BTI conducts national, independent research of leading legal decision makers. Their "Most Feared in Litigation" list...

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