John S. Yi

Phone: (215) 988-2553 (215) 988-2553


John S. Yi represents clients in civil and criminal litigations in federal court, as well as investigations and enforcement actions by the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and other regulatory bodies. John has assisted clients with internal investigations and compliance strategies. John also defends a number of class action cases with a wide variety of claims including issues arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). John is a consistent contributor to the firm’s TCPA blog.

John also is a contributor to the firm's SEC Law Perspectives Blog, which provides reports, discussions, and analyses on noteworthy trends in enforcement and regulatory activity of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other agencies, such as the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

John maintains an active pro bono practice and has served as an advocate for students with special needs in Philadelphia in collaboration with the Education Law Center. While in law school, John was a judicial intern for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Camden.

Prior to entering law school, John worked as a history teacher for Henrico County Public Schools in Virginia.


Honored by Rutgers APALSA for outstanding achievements and commitment to diversity (2019)
Plumbum Nos in Posterus Scholar, Rutgers School of Law
Dean’s Scholar, Rutgers School of Law
Judge Marutani Fellow

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Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania


  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 2014, magna cum laude,
    Editor-in-Chief, Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, M.T.
  • University of Virginia, B.A.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania