Mian R. Wang

Mian R. Wang

Associate

Mian R. Wang focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters. She represents public and private corporations, financial institutions, 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, litigation 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

  • 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

  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women Leadership Program 2016-2017
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member, Asian-American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
  • Educational Counselor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Fellow, American Bar Association, Business Law Section

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
Languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)