Yena Lee represents clients in all facets of commercial litigation. Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Ms. Lee served as a judicial law clerk to Judge William A. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Ms. Lee earned her J.D. from Yale Law School, M.A. in Philosophy from Princeton University, and B.A. in Philosophy magna cum laude and with distinction from Yale College. During law school, she interned at the ACLU of D.C., participated in Yale’s Appellate Litigation Clinic, and served as a teaching assistant to Chief Judge Stefan R. Underhill of the District of Connecticut. At Princeton, Ms. Lee studied moral, political, and classical philosophy and was a graduate instructor in moral philosophy. Before starting her graduate degrees, Ms. Lee co-founded and led a program bringing western professionals to teach students and officials in North Korea, and met with U.S. and South Korean government officials on the program. Ms. Lee previously volunteered on the Biden Transition Team for Judicial Nominations.