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Lin Y. Chan
Partner, San Francisco Office
415 956-1000

Lin Y. Chan

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.

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  • Stanford Law School, Stanford, California
    J.D. – 2007
    Law Journal: Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Editor-in-Chief
  • Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts (Summa Cum Laude) – 2001
  • California, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2008
  • 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, Competition, 2021, 2022
  • Public Justice
  • State Bar of California
  • Panelist, “Antitrust and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Plaintiffs’ Antitrust Bar,” 15th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference, November 2021
  • 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 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
  • Selected for inclusion by peers in The Best Lawyers in America in field of “Litigation – Antitrust,” 2021-2023
  • “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2018-2022
  • “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2019-2022
  • “Super Lawyer for Northern California,” Super Lawyers, 2019-2022
  • “Hollis Salzman Memorial Leadership Award,” American Antitrust Institute & Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (COSAL), 2021
  • “Top Antitrust Lawyers in California,” Daily Journal, 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
  • “Rising Star for Competition Law,” Law360, 2017
  • San Francisco