Lin Y. Chan

Lin Y. Chan: Attorney with Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP


A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Lin Chan’s successes include representing direct purchasers of titanium dioxide against titanium dioxide manufacturers for conspiring to fix prices. Lin worked extensively on the case’s trial preparation, including drafting and arguing motions in limine. In 2013, the case settled before trial for $163 million. In 2017, Lin won the prestigious award for “Outstanding Antitrust Achievement by a Young Lawyer” from the American Antitrust Institute for her work on the Cipro drug antitrust cases, as well as sharing Lieff Cabraser’s team award from the AAI for “Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement” for their work on the Cipro case.

Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, Lin spent four years litigating nationwide employment discrimination and wage and hour class action lawsuits throughout the country. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Damon J. Keith of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals from 2007 to 2008.

Lin received her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2007. While at Stanford, Lin was the Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and served as the Fundraising Chair of the Shaking the Foundations Progressive Lawyering Conference. During this time, Lin participated in the Stanford Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, where she successfully represented a Guatemalan refugee in her application for asylum and wrote an amicus brief to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on behalf of Human Rights Watch. Prior to attending law school, Lin worked as a labor organizer for the Service Employees International Union.

Publications and Presentations

•Moderator, “Antitrust for HR: No-Poach and Wage Fixing Agreements,” Bar Association of San Francisco, January 2018
•Author, “Do Federal Associated General Contractors Standing Requirements Apply to State Illinois Brick Repealer Statutes?” Business Torts & Rico News, Winter 2015
•Panelist, “Federal and State Whistleblower Laws: What You Need to Know,” Asian American Bar Association, November 2014
•Author, “California Supreme Court Clarifies State Class Certification Standards for Brinker,” American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Newsletter, April 2013
•Presenter, “Rule 23 Basics in Employment Cases,” Impact Fund’s 11th Annual Employment Discrimination Class Action Conference, February 2013
•Co-Author, “Clash of the Titans: Iqbal and Wage and Hour Class/Collective Actions,” BNA, Daily Labor Report, 80 DLR L-1, April 2010
•Chapter Monitor, Lindemann & Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law Treatise 2010 Cumulative Supplement
•Chapter Author, The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategies
•Chapter Co-Chair, Lindemann & Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law Treatise, Fifth Edition

Honors & Awards

•“Super Lawyer for Northern California,” Super Lawyers, 2019
•“Rising Star for Northern California,” Super Lawyers, 2015-2018
•“40 and Under Hot List,” Benchmark Litigation, 2018
•“Outstanding Antitrust Achievement by a Young Lawyer,” American Antitrust Institute, 2017
•“Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement,” American Antitrust Institute, 2017

Past Employment Positions

•Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho (formerly Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian), Associate, 2008 - 2013
•Judge Damon J. Keith, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Law Clerk, 2007 - 2008
•Stanford Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Clinic Student, 2006 - 2007
•Union Organizer, Service Employees International Union & SEIU Local 250, 2002 - 2004
•Chinese University of Hong Kong, Wellesley-Yenching Teaching fellow, 2001 - 2002

In the News

•September 6, 2017
Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Featured at BASF Antitrust for HR Seminar
•August 2, 2017
Law360 Rising Star Profile: Lieff Cabraser’s Lin Chan
•July 17, 2017
Law360 Names Lin Chan and Jason Lichtman Rising Stars for 2017
•February 4, 2016
Elizabeth Cabraser and Lin Chan to Speak at 14th Annual Impact Fund Class Action Conference
•January 1, 2016
Congratulations to New Lieff Cabraser Partners Lin Chan, Douglas Cuthbertson, and David Rudolph

2001 - 2002

In the News

January 28, 2014
Lin Chan To Speak On Advertising, Consumer Protection, And Privacy Law

June 4, 2013
Marc Pilotin and Lin Chan Take Leadership Positions in Asian-American Legal Organizations Member:

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Association for Justice

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus (Board Member, 2013)

Asian American Bar Association (Civil Rights Committee Co-Chair, 2011 - Present)

State Bar of California Fellow: 2001 - 2002

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Antitrust & Intellectual Property
  • Employment Law
  • Whistleblower Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
415.956.1000  Phone
415.956.1008  Fax
University Attended:
Wellesley College, B.A., summa cum laude, 2001
Law School Attended:
Stanford Law School, J.D., Law Journal: Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Editor-in-Chief, 2007
Year of First Admission:
2010, U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit; 2008, U.S. District Court Northern District of California; 2011, U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit; 2011, U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit; 2010, U.S. District Court Central District of California; 2008, California

Professional Associations and Memberships

•American Bar Association (Fair and Impartial Courts Committee Vice-Chair, 2014 - Present)
•Bar Association of San Francisco
•Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus (Board Member, 2013 - Present; Annual Dinner Committee Co-Chair, 2015)
•Asian American Bar Association (Civil Rights Committee Co-Chair, 2011 - Present)
•Public Justice
•State Bar of California


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