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Helen Wan is an American novelist and lawyer. She is the author of the novel The Partner Track, the story of a young Chinese-American woman poised to become the first minority female partner at a powerful, prestigious corporate law firm.
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Wan was born in California and raised near Washington, D.C., by parents Peter and Catherine Wan that were originally from Taiwan and had met there, immigrating to the United States in the 1960s. She also graduated from The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Amherst College, and The University of Virginia School of Law.
Prior to becoming a full time author and lecturer, she was Associate General Counsel at the Time Inc. division of Time Warner Inc. and a corporate and media attorney at the law firms Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C. and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and practiced media and corporate law in New York City for over fifteen years.
Wan's novel, The Partner Track, was first published by St. Martin's Press in September 2013 and became the subject of a Washington Post Magazine cover story, has been optioned for television, and is now being taught in law schools and universities. Wan is also a frequently invited speaker at corporations, law firms, law schools, universities, leadership and diversity conferences, and bar associations on diversity and inclusion in corporate America and advancing the careers of women, Asian Americans and women of color. She has also been a contributor to CNN, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and many other publications.