Biography

Vanessa Ing represents clients in a wide range of complex litigation involving business torts, government investigations, shareholder disputes, class actions, consumer products, copyright and trademark issues, and employment matters.

Vanessa has practiced before both federal and state courts. She has experience defending and taking depositions, managing all stages of fact and expert discovery, drafting pleadings and dispositive motions, engaging in settlement negotiations, interviewing and preparing witnesses for testimony, and conducting legal research.

Vanessa maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes counseling low-income and immigrant AAPI survivors of violence.

Prior to joining Farella, Vanessa clerked for the Honorable Virginia K. DeMarchi of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She also served as a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. During law school, she externed for the Honorable Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Civil Rights Committee Co-Chair, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Member, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

Firm Highlights

Publication

California Proposes New AI & Automated Decision-Making Technology Regulations

The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) released its draft  regulatory framework for automated decision-making technology (ADMT) on November 27. These regulations are a preview of what new requirements may look like for companies currently...

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Thomson Reuters v. Ross Intelligence: AI Copyright Law and Fair Use on Trial

On Sept. 25, 2023, Judge Stephanos Bibas (sitting by designation in the District of Delaware), determined that fact questions surrounding issues of fair use and tortious interference required a jury to decide media conglomerate...

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Uncorking Accessibility: Ensuring Your Website Complies With the ADA

In today’s digital age, having an online presence is crucial for businesses, including wineries, breweries, and other beverage companies. Accordingly, it’s essential to ensure that your beverage website meets federal standards for accessibility to...

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Ensuring Your Website Complies With the ADA

In today’s digital age, having an online presence is crucial for businesses, including wineries, breweries, and other beverage companies. Accordingly, it’s essential to ensure that your beverage website meets federal standards for accessibility to avoid...

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News

Housing Action Coalition and Farella Braun + Martel File Lawsuit Challenging the City of San Mateo’s Housing Element

Today, the Housing Action Coalition (HAC) and Farella Braun + Martel LLP filed a lawsuit against the City of San Mateo, challenging its recently adopted Housing Element in order to make the city comply with...

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California AI Proposal Rethinks Consumer Scope and Recordkeeping

The California Privacy Protection Agency will revisit its  draft  regulations for automated decision-making technology on March 8, including use of artificial intelligence to process personal information. Comment periods should be coming soon in 2024...

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Fair Use Question Goes to Trial in AI Copyright Lawsuit – Thomson Reuters v. Ross Intelligence

On September 25, 2023, a United States Circuit Judge determined that fact questions surrounding issues of fair use and tortious interference required a jury to decide media conglomerate Thomson Reuters’s lawsuit against Ross Intelligence...

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San Mateo signed off on its housing element this week. It's already facing a lawsuit.

Farella's Tom Mayhew, CJ Higley, Daniel Contreras, Vanessa Ing, and Alyssa Netto were mentioned in the Daily Journal article "San Mateo signed off on its housing element this week. It's already facing a lawsuit."...

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