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Mian R. Wang focuses her practice on high-stakes business litigation. She represents public and private companies, financial institutions, directors, officers, and individuals before state and federal courts in complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy litigation. She has deep experience handling matters related to breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, preference claims, UCC secured transactions, negligence, and fraudulent transfers. In addition, she also has experience representing financial institutions in litigation involving claims brought under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and Massachusetts unfair and deceptive trade practices. Her practice covers multiple disciplines and industries, including education, health care, event management, start-up firms, financial institutions, and commercial finance and asset management firms.

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. She also worked in Delaware as a business litigator in a national firm where she represented clients on both state and federal matters.

Capacidades

Experiencia

  • Obtained summary judgment for former chief executive officer of a publicly traded corporation in an adversary proceeding over claims arising out of alleged breach of fiduciary duties and seeking damages of more than $300 million in Deborah Caruso, Chapter 7 Trustee for ITT Educational Services Inc, et al. v. Modany (S.D. Indiana 2022).
  • 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; matter settled after end of multi-week arbitration trial.
  • 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.).
  • Representing noteholders of power plant owner in claims objection proceedings seeking PPA rejection damages of over $435 million in Brazos Electric Power Cooperative bankruptcy in Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.
  • Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors as litigation counsel in liquidating chapter 11 proceeding of multiple assisted living facilities in the Southeast in In re Gulf Coast Health Care, et al., (Bankr. D. Del. 2022).
  • Represented Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority in PROMESA Title III proceedings, including trial of Debtor’s motion for post-petition financing and in response to inquiries from Congressional committees, FEMA, Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and OIG into FEMA funding and certain power restoration contracts following devastating impact of 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico (D.P.R.).
  • Litigation counsel for a leading beauty industry hair salon and spa in adversary proceeding over claims arising out of purchase of target company (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.).
  • Litigation counsel for secured mezz lender in successfully dismissing mezz borrower’s bankruptcy case that was filed on the eve of a foreclosure sale (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.).
  • Advised a foreign institutional investor against clawbacks of alleged fraudulent transfers arising out of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi Scheme.
  • Resolved claims arising out of insolvency and UCC secured transactions on behalf of a consumer product manufacturer prior to initiation of litigation.
  • Obtained summary judgment, affirmed by the First Circuit, for a prominent surgeon against claims arising out of an alleged breach of an oral contract and unfair and deceptive practices seeking over $3 million in damages in Shea v. Millett (1st Cir. 2022 and D. Mass. 2021).
  • Counsel for a health care services provider defending claims against breach of licensing and services contract.
  • Defended and resolved multiple lawsuits against a multinational financial institution for claims arising under FCRA, FDCPA, TCPA, and state law claims.
  • 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 Fortune 1000 Company on the assessment and resolution of claims arising out of M&A transaction related to undisclosed legacy letters of credit and the impact of target company’s previous bankruptcy reorganization on those potential liabilities.
  • 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., 481 Mass. 157 (2018). Obtained dismissal of claims against former officers of a defunct company in a putative class action alleging claims for fraudulent conveyance, breach of fiduciary duties, and violations of the Massachusetts Wage Act. The dismissal was upheld by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on a matter of first impression that backpay damages awarded for WARN Act violations were not payment for work performed.

Reconocimientos y Liderazgo

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Commercial Litigation, 2023
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars,” 2021
  • Honoree, Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA), "Emerging Women Leaders in the Law," 2021
  • 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 Business & Commercial Litigation Section Steering Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board Executive Committee
    • Co-Chair, Women Business and Commercial Advocates Subcommittee
  • Member, The Boston Club
  • Member, Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
  • Educational Counselor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Credenciales

Educación
  • J.D., Cornell Law School
    • 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
    • Ida M. Green Fellowship

  • S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • International Leadership Foundation Fellowship
    • MIT Public Service Center Fellowship
Clerkships
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2013-2015
Con licencia para ejercer en
  • Massachusetts
  • Delaware
  • Nueva Jersey
  • Nueva York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Idiomas
  • Chinese (Mandarin)