Heyl Royster

Yu Ma

Practice Groups:

Business and Commercial Litigation

Business Organizations & Transactions

Casualty/Tort Litigation

Workers’ Compensation

Office Locations:

Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.853.8700

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Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude
  • LL.M., University of Illinois
  • LL.B., East China University of Political Science and Law, with honors

Year Joined Firm

2022

 

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Yu Ma (Associate)

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A first-generation immigrant, Yu is an accomplished legal professional practicing in the industry, nationally and internationally, for over a decade. She began her legal career in Shanghai, China, after completing her Bachelor of Commerce and IP Law degree with High Honors. While in China, she practiced corporate and employment law for a large firm.

Yu continued her legal studies at the University of Illinois College of Law, receiving her Master of Law in 2014 and her J.D. in May 2022. While in law school, she externed with Judge Michael Mihm in the Central District Court of Illinois and clerked with Heyl Royster. Additionally, Yu served as the Production Editor for the Journal of Law, Technology and Policy and was a member of the Moot Court Team.

Yu now resides in the north suburb of Chicago with her family.

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • China

Community Involvement

  • IP Law Society, College of Law Run Club, Past-President