Jenner & Block

Huiyi Chen is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, and joined the firm in 2017.  Ms. Chen has worked on insurance coverage litigation, class action, shareholder litigation, and litigation and investigation in the financial services industry.  She has experience in all aspects of discovery, and has argued motions and conducted direct and cross examinations in both federal and state courts.

Ms. Chen maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented clients in asylum, exoneration, human trafficking and labor dispute, landlord-tenant dispute, sentencing, and prisoner’s rights, devoting over 1,500 hours to pro bono service after she joined the firm.  Ms. Chen is also a regular contributor to the firm’s Insurance Law Update, which is published by Law360.

Ms. Chen received her LLB in 2011 from School of Law, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, where she graduated summa cum laude.  She obtained her master of arts degree from Harvard University in 2013, where her master's thesis in intellectual history received the Joseph Fletcher Memorial Award.  Ms. Chen received her JD in 2017 from the University of Chicago Law School, where she graduated with honors and served as a staff member to the University of Chicago Law Review.  

Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Chen worked as a student attorney at the Exoneration Project of the University of Chicago Law School.  Prior to that, she served as an extern for Judge Edmond E. Chang in the US District Court, Northern District of Illinois.  Ms. Chen is a regular volunteer at the Chinatown Pro Bono Legal Clinic in Chicago.