Han Pierce Haesung

Pierce Haesung Han

Pierce is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Securities, M&A and Corporate Transactions group, where he works with clients on a broad range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, international commercial transactions and federal securities law matters.

What do you focus on?

Federal Securities Laws

I represent public and private clients regarding federal securities laws and stock exchange rules relating to corporate governance and disclosure.

Corporate Transactions

I assist public and private clients with various mergers and acquisitions, performing due diligence, drafting and negotiating transaction documents and facilitating closing and post-closing mechanics.

International Commercial Transactions

I draft and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements, including international franchise and development agreements, license agreements and purchase and sale agreements.


I help clients with a variety of antitrust matters, including mergers and acquisitions, federal and state government investigations, and antitrust compliance counseling.

What do you see on the horizon?

The continued growth of emerging markets, particularly in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, has created an ever-evolving legal landscape. I currently assist companies in a variety of industries efficiently navigate these issues as they seek to expand internationally.


  • Key Findings from 2017 Survey of M&A Indemnification Deal Terms,” INSIGHTS, December 2017
  • “International Franchising 2016: Legal and Business Considerations,” LexNoir Foundation, November 2016 (co-author and co-editor)
  • “Franchising in Asia 2015: Legal and Business Considerations,” LexNoir Foundation, July 2015 (co-author and co-editor)

Constellation Brands/Canopy Growth Corp.

The American Lawyer | November 30, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned as U.S. counsel for longtime client Constellation Brands in its acquisition of a 38 percent stake in Canopy Growth Corp., a Canadian distributor of cannabis products. The following attorneys were members of the deal team: Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Boston Global Finance partner Craig Mills, Washington, D.C. Corporate partner Lloyd Spencer, San Francisco Global Finance counsel Sarah Abel, Buffalo Global Finance associate Dan Fabian, Rochester Corporate associate Isaac Figueras, and Washington, D.C. Corporate associate Pierce Han.

Don't miss it: Nixon Peabody pilots Tegna’s $105M TV stations deal

Law360 | August 23, 2018

Washington DC partner and team leader John Partigan is mentioned in this article for leading the deal team in Tegna Inc.’s $105 million acquisition of local television stations in Ohio and Texas. The deal team also included partners Sean Clancy, Brian Kopp, Jean McCreary and Denise Pursley; counsel Todd Shinaman; and associates Pierce Han, Dara Histed, Carolyn Lowry and Dana Stanton.

Constellation stashes more Canopy Growth

The Deal | August 14, 2018

Seven attorneys from the Corporate and Global Finance practices—Lori Green, Sarah Abel, Dan Fabian, Isaac Figueras, Pierce Han, Craig Mills and Lloyd Spencer—are mentioned in this story for advising client Constellation Brands on its cash investment in Canopy Growth Corp.

Tegna Goes Shopping for Big Four Affiliates

The Deal | March 01, 2018

Public Company Transactions practice group leader John Partigan and attorneys Brian Kopp, Mike Hausknecht, Allan Floro, Justin Thompson, Sean Clancy, Pierce Han, Erin Kansy and Carolyn Lowry were mentioned in this article for representing Tegna in its recent purchase of a CBS-affiliated TV station and two radio stations in San Diego.


Pierce Haesung Han


Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8139

Fax: 202-585-8080

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

Case Western Reserve University, B.A.

New York

District of Columbia

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, DC, Area, Inc. (APABA-DC)—Vice President of Membership, 2016–2017
  • APABA-DC—Assistant Vice President of Membership, 2015–2016
  • Asian American Pacific Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF, an affiliate of APABA-DC)—Secretary, 2013–2014; Board of Directors, 2013–2015
  • Generous Associates Campaign—Coordinator, 2014

Nixon Peabody’s Kendal Tyre discusses Franchising in Asia: Legal and Business Considerations, a reference tool for lawyers, business people, and academics to use in navigating the legal and business issues impacting franchise arrangements in Asia. Led by Nixon Peabody partner Kendal Tyre, the editorial team included attorneys Diana Vilmenay, Pierce H. Han and Keri McWilliams.

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