Helen Wan is an author and lawyer, and a graduate of Amherst College and The University of Virginia School of Law.
Helen is the author of the novel THE PARTNER TRACK, which just launched as a new TV series on Netflix. It is the story of an Asian American woman and her law colleagues as they compete in the culture of a prestigious global law firm. The book is taught in colleges and law schools, in first-year seminars and Ethics courses, and is often used by law firms and companies in dialogues about diversity, equity and inclusion. The book is also being translated into several languages.
THE PARTNER TRACK began as subway scribblings on a legal pad when Helen was a first-year associate at a large New York firm. She writes primarily about how race, gender, socioeconomic class, and culture impact ambition and our pursuit of happiness. Helen has written for the Washington Post, CNN.com, the Daily Beast, and the Huffington Post, among others.
Before becoming a writer, Helen practiced media and intellectual property law in New York, both at law firms and as in-house counsel at the Time Inc. division of (then) Time Warner Inc., A&E Television Networks, and Hachette Book Group USA.
You can follow her on Twitter @helenwan1