Huaou Yan


Huaou Yan focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and white collar defense and investigations. Among other things, he has litigated federal and state elections law cases, shareholder derivative actions, civil and criminal fraud, trade secrets cases, bankruptcy matters, Computer Fraud & Abuse Act cases, constitutional, statutory, and regulatory issues, and various other types of corporate and commercial disputes.

Prior to joining Blank Rome, Huaou served as a law clerk for the Honorable James Knoll Gardner of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he previously served as an intern for the Department of Justice Professional Responsibility Advisory Office in Washington, D.C., the Federal Community Defender in Philadelphia, and the Federal Public Defender in Boston.

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  • 2023, Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, listed in Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2023, “Pennsylvania Rising Star” in Business Litigation, listed in Super Lawyers®
  • 2020, Pathfinder Program, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity


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In 2020, Huaou was selected by Blank Rome to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity's Pathfinder Program, dedicated to producing a generation of attorneys with strong leadership and relationship skills who are committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within their individual institutions and the profession at large.

Huaou is also a member of the Temple American Inn of Court. 



  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York


  • Harvard College, AB, cum laude
  • Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude
  • Mandarin