Huaou Yan is a passionate and strategic litigator with a wide range of experience in high-stakes, complex commercial cases and white-collar criminal defense matters and related investigations. Among other things, he has litigated federal and state elections law cases; shareholder derivative actions; civil and criminal fraud; misappropriation of trade secrets cases; bankruptcy adversary proceedings; Lanham Act and state unfair competition claims; Computer Fraud & Abuse Act cases; constitutional, statutory, and regulatory issues; and various other types of corporate and commercial disputes. He has also represented companies and individuals in both civil and criminal government investigations and has conducted numerous internal investigations on a broad range of civil and criminal matters.
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.
Outside the Firm
When he is not spending time with his family, Huaou loves hiking and the great outdoors—he previously section-hiked the entire Pennsylvania section of the Appalachian Trail. He is an aspiring Argentine Tango dancer (but is obviously keeping his day job). He also enjoys puttering around on the piano and teaching himself the banjo. And he is a big fan of speculative fiction, 4X games and story-driven RPGs, and a certain collectible card game that may or may not be his backup retirement plan.