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Lin Yee Chan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
275 Battery Street, 29th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-956-1000
Fax: 415-956-1008
Email: Lin Yee Chan
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed in California Since: 2008
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Antitrust Litigation
Attorney Profile

Lin Y. Chan is a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office. Lin’s successes at Lieff Cabraser include representing direct purchasers of titanium dioxide against the 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.

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.

About Lin Yee Chan

First Admitted: 2008, California

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association (Fair and Impartial Courts Committee Vice-Chair, 2014 – Present); 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); Bar Association of San Francisco; Committee to Support Antitrust Laws (COSAL) (Treasurer, 2020; Secretary, 2018 – 2020); Law360 Editorial Advisory Board, Consumer Protection, 2021, 2022; Public Justice; State Bar of California


  • Selected for inclusion by peers in The Best Lawyers in America in field of “Litigation – Antitrust,” 2021-2022; “Top Antitrust Lawyers in California,” Daily Journal, 2021; “Hollis Salzman Memorial Leadership Award,” American Antitrust Institute & Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (COSAL), 2021; “Super Lawyer for Northern California,” Super Lawyers, 2019-2021; "Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers," Lawdragon 2019-2021; “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2018-2021; “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, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Panelist, “The State of Private Enforcement: What 10-Year Trends Say About The Success of Antitrust Class Actions,” 14th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference, November 2020; 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 Statuses?" Business Torts & Rico News, Winter 2015; 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; Author, "California Supreme Court Clarifies State Class Certification Standards for Brinker," American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Newsletter, April 2003; 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.
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Office Location for Lin Yee Chan

275 Battery Street
29th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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