Jennifer Fan

  • Director, Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
  • Assistant Professor of Law

Contact

Phone: (206) 685-2636
Email: jsfan@u.washington.edu

Jennifer Fan

Education

A.B. 1995, with distinction, Stanford University J.D. 1998, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Business and Corporate Law — Corporate Governance — Entrepreneurial Law — Nonprofits — Technology Transfer — Venture Capital

Recent Courses

LAW A 515 Business Organizations
LAW E 511 Venture Capital Deals
LAW E 523 Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

Selected Publications

See the full list under the Publications tab below.

Professor Jennifer S. Fan joined the law school in 2010. She is the faculty director of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic and teaches venture capital deals.

Professor Fan earned her A.B. in Political Science, with distinction, from Stanford University. She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Prior to joining the faculty, she was a senior associate in the corporate securities group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Professor Fan was also the inaugural director of the Pro Bono Program of the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School. Previously, she served as the Vice President and Director of Legal Affairs of the Asian Pacific Fund, a community foundation serving the Asian American community in the Bay Area.

Professor Fan's research focuses on entrepreneurial law. She is admitted to practice in California, New York and Washington.

  • Speaker, "Unlocking UW Resources for the Startup Community", Startup Week Seattle, (October 11, 2018)

  • Speaker, "Washington Pro Bono Patent Network", Startup Week Seattle, (October 9, 2018)

  • Speaker, "An Unlikely Pairing: The Role of Corporations in Social Movements", Junior Business Law Colloquium, (July 12, 2018)

  • Speaker, "Law and Community: Helping to Create Legal Resources", Visiting Chinese judicial Delegation, U.S. State Department International Visitors Leadership Program (July 7, 2018)

  • Speaker, "The Art of Counseling Entrepreneurs", 17th Annual Transactional Clinical Conference, (April 28, 2018)

  • Speaker, "Transactional Law and Skills: Access to Justice and Transactional Law", 112th Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools (January 3, 2018)

  • Panelist, "Unlocking UW Resources", Startup Week Seattle, (October 5, 2017)

  • Moderator, Corporate Venture Capital's Impact on Innovation, University of Washington School of Law, Center for Advanced Study & Research on Innovation Policy (July 13, 2017)

  • Speaker, Growing Business and Legal Challenges of the Sharing Economy, University of Washington School of Law, Center for Advanced Study & Research on Innovation Policy (July 13, 2017)

  • Moderator, "Innovation Deals and Licensing Issues", The Art and Science of the IP Deal, University of Washington School of Law (April 8, 2017)

  • Panelist, "The State of IP Deals 2016-2017", The Art and Science of the IP Deal, University of Washington School of Law (April 7, 2017)

  • Moderator, "AALS Discussion Group: Why [Transactional] Law Matters", 111th Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools (January 5, 2017)

  • Speaker, "Business Law in the Global Gig Economy: Legal Theory, Doctrine, and Innovations in the Context of Startups, Scaleups, and Unicorns", 111th Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools (January 5, 2017)

  • Speaker, "Catching Disruption: Regulating Corporate Venture Capital", 2016 Legal Scholar’s Roundtable, Korea Legislation Research Institute (September 27, 2016)

  • Speaker, "Pro Bono Opportunities and the RPC", Amazon.com, Inc. (September 16, 2016)