Han Pierce Haesung

Pierce Haesung Han

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

What do you focus on?

Federal Securities Laws

For our public clients, I provide guidance regarding compliance with federal securities laws and stock exchange rules relating to corporate governance and disclosures.

Mergers & Acquisitions

I regularly represent public and private clients across a diverse range of industries in various types of corporate transactions and strategic investments.

General Business and Corporate Matters

I also represent clients on a variety of commercial agreements and day-to-day legal and general corporate matters.

What do you see on the horizon?

M&A activity will continue to accelerate as companies position themselves for improved economic activity despite the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


  • 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)

Washington-area appointments and promotions for Feb. 22

The Washington Post | February 21, 2021

This column of notable promotions and appointments mentions Washington, D.C. Corporate counsel Pierce Han for his recent promotion to counsel.

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | February 17, 2021

This roundup of notable legal industry news and people moves includes Nixon Peabody’s promotion of 12 attorneys to counsel.

Nixon Peabody promotes Pierce Han to counsel

Mergers & Acquisitions | February 16, 2021

Washington, DC, Corporate counsel Pierce Han is featured in this short article for his promotion to counsel, noting his legal work and his community involvement outside the office.

Tegna recruits sports podcaster-Locked On

The Deal | January 27, 2021

This article on Tegna’s expansion into the fast-growing podcast market through its acquisition of Locked On Podcast Network mentions Washington, D.C. partners John Partigan and Sean Clancy and Rochester partner Brian Kopp, all of the Corporate group, for representing Tegna. The deal team also included Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Todd Shinaman; and Washington, D.C. associate Pierce Han and Boston associate Bohao Zhou, both in the Corporate group.

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.


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

  • Named to the 2022 list of “Ones to Watch” by The Best Lawyers in America© for Securities Regulation in Washington, DC
  • Selected as a 2019 Fellow for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Leadership Advancement Program
  • 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
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