ATTORNEY HEATHER HAN STUDIED ENGLISH AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY’S ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE BUT LEARNED FAR MORE THAN THE LANGUAGE.
Job: Attorney at Sher Tremonte LLP
What she does
“I litigate on behalf of corporations and individuals in criminal defense and commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts. Contrary to popular belief, litigators don't spend all their time in the courtroom. Most of my day-to-day work involves researching and writing, or talking to my clients and opponents. From time to time, I appear in court for conferences and hearings. That's always exhilarating, but there is a lot of pressure, too. Even a two-minute oral presentation sometimes requires hours of preparation. Once in a while, I get to play detective and go check out a crime scene. That's usually when I feel like a TV lawyer.”