Heather Yu Han

Associate

Ms. Han represents clients in white collar defense and commercial litigation matters. She also devotes significant time to the firm’s pro bono work and its representation of indigent clients in federal criminal cases.

Ms. Han received her J.D. cum laude from New York University School of Law, where she served as a Staff Editor on the Moot Court Board. During law school, Ms. Han interned for the Honorable Martin Marcus in the New York Supreme Court, Criminal Division. As a student attorney in the Federal Defender Clinic, she represented clients facing criminal charges in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Ms. Han also holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law. In addition to her U.S. law degrees, Ms. Han holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) from Fudan University in China.

In between receiving her LL.M. and her J.D. from NYU, Ms. Han worked as a Research Scholar at NYU’s US-Asia Law Institute. In that role, Ms. Han participated in comparative studies of the criminal justice systems in the United States and China, and was responsible for designing and implementing a wide variety of legal reform and rule of law programs throughout China, particularly involving the death penalty, indigent criminal defense, wrongful conviction and exoneration, land use, and human rights advocacy. A native Mandarin speaker, Ms. Han is a skilled legal translator and interpreter.

Ms. Han is admitted to practice in People’s Republic of China, New York State, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Publications

Co-Author, Seeking Shelter (China’s Struggle for Criminal Justice), South China Morning Post, September 28, 2011

Co-Author, Law’s Protectors (Watchdogs of Legality), South China Morning Post, November 23, 2011

Heather Yu Han

Associate