Ling Yang Lew

Deputy County Counsel for the County of Santa Clara
San Jose, California

Fistula Foundation Board Member: Ling Yang Lew

Ling Yang Lew is a Deputy County Counsel for the County of Santa Clara, working with the county’s health and hospital system, which provides safety-net health care services. Ling has advised on a variety of issues, such as privacy and data sharing, consents to treatment, litigation, Medi-Cal regulations, contracting, and conflicts of interest and ethics. Her primary assignments have included the county department in charge of providing behavioral health services, and the department that provides health care in the county’s jail and juvenile hall. In addition, Ling has engaged in litigation related to tax and governmental finance law, worked for an international NGO’s rule of law and governance program, and provided research assistance for a casebook on race and the law.

Ling clerked for two years for the Honorable James L. Dennis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Prior to law school, she worked in health economics research. Ling graduated from Stanford Law School with distinction in 2009, where she served on the editorial board of the Stanford Journal of International Law and was awarded the Deborah L. Rhode Public Interest Award for her pro bono work. She graduated from Duke University, magna cum laude, in 2004.

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