PRINCETON – The New Jersey Law Journal has added Reed Smith partner Betty Yan to its 2021 “Diverse Attorneys of the Year,” a testament to her demonstrated passion for and commitment to the law and to progress in the legal profession.

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“Betty Yan has garnered a reputation for her dealmaking skill, depth of legal knowledge, and creative approach to achieving her clients’ business goals,” said Diane Bettino, Reed Smith’s Princeton office managing partner. “She has also paved the way for many young women and diverse associates throughout her career, providing guidance, leadership and sharing her experiences. We’re thrilled that she has been recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal for her professional achievements and commitment to the profession.”

A member of the Reed Smith Global Corporate Group, Betty was among the few diverse women attorneys who were working in the life sciences industry sector when she began her law career. She is a trusted legal advisor to a number of global biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies on cross-border transactions, joint ventures, corporate governance matters, licensing agreements, and other industry-specific agreements. Over the past year, she led large diverse teams that successfully completed significant transactions for Acrotech Biopharma LLC, G&W Laboratories, and other major biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients.

Betty is also widely regarded for her skill as a negotiator in complex transactions and her ability to provide creative solutions on a wide range of operational matters. She recently resolved a major contracting issue for a client that involved building a database managed by contract attorneys at Reed Smith. The process has been replicated and is now being used by other firm clients.