Emily Fan joined the Foundation in January 2016 as Associate General Counsel. Emily has been practicing law for nearly 15 years, primarily in the not-for-profit and international development sectors.
Emily was most recently at Room to Read where she established and headed the legal department. Her work included advising global leadership and managing legal issues spanning corporate governance, global compliance, contract, employment, and intellectual property for the organization’s 25 entities located in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. Prior to joining Room to Read, Emily was based in Bangkok, Thailand where she served as assistant general counsel for Habitat for Humanity International and advised on the organization’s legal matters in 30 countries throughout Asia-Pacific.
Emily was the Thailand country representative for the Clinton Foundation’s Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and worked to increase treatment options for those living with HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining CHAI, Emily worked for a law firm focusing on cross-border transactions throughout Asia and started her legal career working on counter sex trafficking efforts in northern Thailand with the International Justice Mission.
Emily holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she helped to edit the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, and a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College, where she studied sociology and Asian American studies.