Jane Liu

Independent researcher

Jane Liu has practiced for over thirteen years as a public interest and civil rights attorney. Most recently, she was the Legal Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), where she established the nation’s first legal program dedicated to advancing the rights of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls. As Legal Director, Jane led NAPAWF’s legal advocacy and litigation strategies in the areas of reproductive rights and health, immigrant rights, and economic justice. Jane spearheaded NAPAWF’s advocacy work on the issue of workplace sexual harassment of AAPI women and provided legal services to AAPI women facing employment discrimination. In 2019, Jane testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the issue of workplace sexual harassment in federal government workspaces and its impact on AAPI workers. Prior to joining NAPAWF, Jane was a partner at TerrisPravlik & Millian, LLP, a public interest law firm in Washington, DC, where she litigated public interest and civil rights cases, primarily class actions. She began her career as a public defender in Boston, representing indigent defendants charged with serious felonies. Jane graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Princeton University.