We are proud to announce that our associate, Nerissa Yan, was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada 2020, in the Young Influencer category. Nerissa is certainly a young influencer as she was only called to the bar in 2016 and already has a burgeoning litigation practise because she is sought after for her outstanding work and for being one of the few native Mandarin-speaking litigators in Vancouver.
Nerissa is an active collaborator within the firm and regularly contributes to the firm’s culture and growth through making presentations on complex legal concepts and cases at our weekly lunch and learn seminars, mentoring junior associates and students, and acting as junior counsel on trials and appeals. She also actively promotes access to justice and diversity in the community and profession by volunteering for the Access Pro Bono legal clinic, contributing to the UBC Asian Legal Studies blog, and appearing as a guest panelist at local Chinese community events to help new immigrants navigate the Canadian legal system.
Nerissa has a broad corporate commercial practice and she has appeared at all levels of Court in British Columbia.
Congratulations to Nerissa Yan on this well-deserved recognition!