Heaven Chee is an associate at Yetter Coleman LLP. While her practice is focused on high-stakes commercial litigation and appeals, with particular emphasis representing clients in the financial services and technology industries, she has maintained an active pro bono practice, handling matters such as Establishment Clause violation claims by would-be LGBT foster parents and Section 1983 claims by prisoners. Heaven is a native Houstonian and alumni of Rice University and the University of Virginia School of Law. She has held leadership positions in Houston-based and national organizations such as the Stop Repeating History campaign, Houston Bar Association’s Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession committee, Lambda Legal’s Leadership Committee, Developments in Literacy, and the Federal Lawyer’s editorial board. She is also an active member of the Federal Bar Association and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). Heaven is recognized as Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers and “One to Watch” in commercial litigation by Best Lawyers in America®. She clerked with the Honorable George C. Hanks, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and, prior to joining Yetter Coleman LLP, practiced with Foley & Lardner LLP and Hogan Lovells US LLP.
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