Yi-Hsuan Rachel Lin is an experienced civil litigation attorney in various practice areas, including commercial fraud, contractual dispute, and other business related litigation. She also has substantial experience in a variety of employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases against private and public employers in state and federal courts. She also represents whistleblowers under the California Labor Code, federal False Claims Act, and other equivalent state acts. Her work includes all aspects of case management including drafting pleadings and motion papers (including oppositions to motions for summary judgment and motions to compel discovery), arguing motions in state and federal courts, handling written discovery, taking and defending lay and expert depositions, negotiating in mediations, and preparing for trial/arbitration. She also drafted successful writs of mandate filed with the California Court of Appeal. Rachel takes pride in advocating on behalf of her clients and has obtained successful results for her clients.
Rachel earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from Southwestern Law School in 2015. She externed for the Honorable Goodwin Liu at the California Supreme Court, the Honorable Dean Pregerson at the Central District Court of California, and at the ACLU of Southern California. Rachel was a member of the Southwestern Moot Court Honors Program. She, as the brief writer, represented Southwestern to compete in the Bryant-Moore Civil Rights Moot Court Competition and received the “Best Brief Award” and “Best Overall Team Award.” Before law school, Rachel worked as a litigation law clerk in a civil litigation law firm for 7 years, which experience inspired her to earn a juris doctor degree.
Rachel volunteers at pro bono legal clinics with Neighborhood Legal Services and Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association.
Business & Commercial Litigation
Litigation & Appeals
New York, 2011
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2015
Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California
J.D. - 2015
Honors: summa cum laude
Best Brief and Best Overall Team Awards winner at Bryant-Moore Civil Rights Moot Court Competition (Howard University)
Outstanding Brief Writer Award at Southwestern Law School Intramural Competition
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
LL.M. - 2004
Merit scholarship recipient
National Taipei University, Taipei, Taiwan
LL.B. - 2002
Pro Bono Legal Services Association
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association: Pro Bono Legal Aid Clinic, 2016 to Present
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County - Workers' Rights Clinics, 2022 to Present
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, Member, Present
Clark Employment Law, APC, Associate, 5/2015-2/2022