Yvonne Chan represents a wide variety of clients, including financial institutions, technology and life sciences companies, and colleges and universities, in complex commercial litigation matters and in internal and government investigations.
Yvonne has reached successful outcomes for clients in jury and bench trials and in arbitrations. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2022, Yvonne handled a month-long jury trial that resulted in an acquittal for the former president of a pharmaceutical company in a federal criminal anti-kickback case involving allegations that the defendant had directed kickbacks to prescribers in the form of free meals and fees for speaking engagements.
In addition, she has obtained a favorable verdict in a bench trial in bankruptcy court for a national bank; an arbitration award in favor of independent trustees in a contract dispute; and an arbitration award in favor of an educational institution in a dispute over licensing agreements.
Yvonne serves on the Boston Bar Association Council. She also serves on Clark University's Health Advisory Board, which was established to provide guidance on the Healthy Clark COVID Plan and support the university's goals for health and safety on campus.
Yvonne has been active in pro bono matters, including a successful First Amendment challenge to a ban on charitable solicitation in public places and a favorable resolution of civil rights claims for a wrongfully convicted individual who was exonerated through DNA testing after 19 years of imprisonment.
- Harvard University (J.D. magna cum laude 2007); Stanford University (B.A. 2004)
- Massachusetts, U.S. District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and Northern District of Illinois, and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, and Sixth Circuits
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and criminal defense: white collar (2022)
Named a New England "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers (2016 and 2017)