Helen Yu is Of Counsel in the Capital Markets Group. Her practice focuses on debt securities offerings by financial institutions under continuous offering programs that are registered under the Securities Act, or that are exempt from registration under Rule 144A and Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act. Ms. Yu has extensive experience with debt securities offerings, including investment grade securities and structured products linked to equities, commodities, currencies and interest rates. Ms. Yu also has experience in public offerings of equity securities and warrants.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Yu served as legal counsel for a Chinese national non-profit social and economic organization for over six years in Beijing, advising organization members on compliance issues and handling commercial disputes.
Ms. Yu received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she received a Dean's Scholarship and was a member of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. Ms. Yu earned her MBA, Alpha Epsilon Lambda, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business. She also received her LL.M. from the University of Georgia School of Law and her LL.B. (J.D. equivalent), with honors, from the China University of Political Science and Law.
Ms. Yu has a Chinese Lawyer Qualification Certificate and a Chinese Legal Counsel Qualification Certificate. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
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