We are pleased to announce that Sheri M. Yano and Justine M. Cannon joined Hoge Fenton
Associate Justine M. Cannon joined Hoge Fenton’s litigation and dispute resolution practice group. Justine has experience in state and federal litigation, primarily in business disputes and complex real estate cases. Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked in the banking industry and received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Justine Cannon is an associate in the firm’s Silicon Valley office and is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. Justine has experience in both state and federal litigation practice, primarily in business disputes and complex construction cases. Her practice focuses on all aspects of civil litigation, including case evaluation, law and motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, and discovery. Justine is admitted to practice before all courts in California and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District.
Justine graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a concentration in broadcasting and a minor in Ethnic Studies. Justine obtained her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. While in law school, she served as Senior Technical Editor of the Santa Clara Law Review, was an Honors Moot Court competitor, and received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in legal analysis, research and writing. Justine was a recipient of the Emery Merit Scholarship and Public Interest and Social Justice Scholarship, the latter for her work with the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley assisting mental health clients in housing disputes. Before law school, Justine worked in the banking industry for many years, both in customer relations and management.
Justine is currently a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association. She is also a member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Fraternity, S. Field Inn. Justine coaches the Lincoln High School Mock Trial Team. Before moving to the Bay Area, Justine volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), representing the interests of abused and neglected children in San Luis Obispo County.
Sheri M. Yano joined Hoge Fenton as an associate in the transactional practice group. Sheri focuses on international mergers & acquisitions and corporate transactions. She previously was Corporate Counsel and Director of Business Affairs at a mobile telecom company and is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.
Sheri Yano is an associate in Hoge Fenton’s transactional practice group. She focuses on corporate law with an emphasis on international M&A, commercial transactions and corporate finance.
Prior to Hoge Fenton, Sheri served as Corporate Counsel and Director of Business Affairs at a privately-held mobile telecommunications company based in Los Angeles. Before law school, Sheri worked at a public company in San Diego that developed biopharmaceutical products.
Client-side experience has made Sheri especially attuned to clients’ business needs and the realities of running a business. Sheri has managed corporate entities, including minute books and other corporate governance documents.
Sheri is a member of the American Bar Association and has continued her involvement with the Asian American and UCLA School of Law communities as a mentor to current law students. Sheri previously volunteered at the Skid Row Clinic in downtown Los Angeles, and she looks forward to continuing her pro bono and volunteer work in San Jose.
Sheri graduated from UCLA School of Law, with a Business Law & Policy Specialization, where she was a Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Law Students Association, a Managing Editor for the Asian Pacific American Law Journal and a Mentor for the UCLA Law Fellows Outreach Program.