Haiyun Damon-Feng, Of Counsel

Haiyun Damon-Feng

Haiyun is a member of the firm’s Investment Management group and focuses on alternative investments and general corporate matters. Her primary focus is in domestic and international investments for public and private institutional investors across a range of alternative investments. Haiyun assists clients in drafting and negotiating operating partnership agreements, investor side letters, joint venture agreements and credit agreements. 

Haiyun co-chairs the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and maintains an active pro bono practice focused on immigrants’ and children’s rights. Haiyun works with asylum seekers across the United States and with rapid response teams to address emerging issues along the southern border. In addition to her immigration work, Haiyun represents abused and neglected children in dependency proceedings and survivors of domestic violence in civil protection proceedings.

Activities

Define American, Entertainment Media Advisory Board, 2019-Present

Public Counsel Law Center, Associate Leadership Board, 2016-2017

Presentations

Separated But Not Forgotten: Family Separation One Year Later

Speaker, National Association of Women Lawyers, June 2019

Zero Tolerance and Family Separation at the Border

Speaker, Day in the Life, August 2018

Investment ManagementNonprofit & Tax-Exempt OrganizationsTax

Contact

Tel: 206.447.5328Fax: 206.749.2078

Languages

Spanish

Mandarin

Education

J.D., Yale Law School, 2014

  • Immigration Legal Services Clinic, Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, Student Director, 2013-2014
  • Education Adequacy Project, Impact Litigation Clinic, Student Director, 2012-2013
  • Liman Public Interest Program
  • Dean’s Advisor
  • Yale Journal on Regulation, Senior Editor

B.S. and B.A., Purdue University (with Highest Distinction), 2009

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Purdue Exponent, Editor
  • Indiana Legal Services, Volunteer

 

Bar Admissions

Washington (Pending)

California (Inactive)

New York

Experience

Foster Pepper, Of Counsel, 2019-Present

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney
  • Microsoft Fellow, 2018-2019
  • Staff Attorney, 2017-2018

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Private Funds Associate, 2016-2017

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • Tax Associate, 2014-2016
  • Summer Associate, 2013

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, Summer Associate, 2013

Legal Momentum, Legal Intern, 2012

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