Patricia Yan is the Senior Policy Attorney for State Voices. She advises regarding a variety of voting rights, census, redistricting, and civic engagement issues, and supports state tables and partners through research, advocacy, and voter education.
Prior to joining State Voices, Patricia was a Staff Attorney at the Democracy Program at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF). At AALDEF, she focused on voting rights, civil rights, and civic representation, including implementing an annual nationwide multilingual exit poll and poll monitoring project, testifying regarding redistricting, and working on federal civil rights and voting rights litigation. As a former litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, she also has experience working on complex commercial litigation, as well as representing pro bono clients in immigration, trafficking, and unemployment matters.
Patricia received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and her undergraduate degree in International Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. She is licensed to practice law in New York.