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Mian R. Wang

Mian R. Wang focuses her practice on business litigation. She represents public and private corporations, financial institutions, directors, officers, and individuals before state and federal courts. She has deep experience litigating adversary proceedings and contested matters in bankruptcy courts as well as defending claims for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and unfair or deceptive business practices.

Prior to joining the firm, Mian served as a law clerk for the Honorable Alvin W. Thompson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, where she gained experience in legal writing, trial procedures, and case management. She also worked in Delaware as a litigation associate in a national firm where she represented clients on both state and federal matters.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Counsel for former chief executive officer of a publicly-traded corporation in an adversary proceeding over claims arising out of alleged breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a healthcare professional against claims arising out of an alleged breach of an oral contract and unfair and deceptive practices seeking over $3 million in damages.
  • Defended and resolved for an event technology company claims of conspiracy, misappropriation of trade secrets, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition seeking over $8 million in damages.
  • Advised a foreign institutional investor against clawbacks of alleged fraudulent transfers arising out of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi Scheme.
  • Obtained a voluntary dismissal of an action for wire fraud and negligence claims against a multinational financial institution after filing motion to dismiss.
  • Jillian Calixto v. Coughlin et al., Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Obtained dismissal in case concerning whether Massachusetts employers (including individuals) would be subject to Wage Act liability (civil and criminal) if a business entity closes without giving required notice under the federal Warn Act as well as whether creditors could bring a derivative claim against officers for allowing a company to violate the federal Warn Act. Prevailed in dismissing the claims in the Massachusetts Superior Court. Dismissal was upheld by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Three amicus filings were submitted in support of client’s position as a contrary finding would have opened up a Pandora’s Box of litigation against employers in Massachusetts.
  • Defended regulated financial institution against claims of aiding and abetting fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims arising out of scam to obtain stranger-owned life insurance policies through employer welfare benefits plan and related trust.
  • Defended distressed debt financing fund against claims for aiding and abetting breaches of fiduciary duty and fraud arising out of vendor note program of failing national retail chain in P&A Marketing, et al. v. Anna’s Linens, Inc., et al. (Bankr. C.D. Cal.).

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Boston Business Journal, "40 Under 40," 2020
  • Listed, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, "Up & Coming Lawyer," 2020
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Leadership Advancement Program 2020-2021
  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women Leadership Program 2016-2017
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
    • Co-chair of the Women Business and Commercial Advocates Subcommittee
    • Programs Director of the Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Member, Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
  • Educational Counselor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 2011
    • Note Editor, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy
    • Associate, Legal Information Institute Supreme Court Bulletin
    • Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Securities Law Clinic I
  • S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008
    • Ida M. Green Fellowship

  • S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
    • International Leadership Foundation Fellowship
    • MIT Public Service Center Fellowship
Clerkships
  • Hon. Alvin W. Thompson, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2013-2015
Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)