Helen Yu is counsel in Mayer Brown’s New York office and a member of the Capital Markets practice. She focuses on debt securities offerings by financial institutions under continuous offering programs that are registered under the Securities Act or that are exempt from registration under Rule 144A and Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act. Helen has extensive experience with debt securities offerings, including investment grade securities and structured products linked to equities, commodities, currencies and interest rates. Helen also has experience in public offerings of equity securities and warrants.

Earlier in her career, Helen served for more than six years as legal counsel for a Chinese national non-profit social and economic organization in Beijing, advising organization members on compliance issues and handling commercial disputes.

Helen has Chinese Lawyer and Chinese Legal Counsel Qualification Certificates. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.


China University of Political Science and Law, LLB, with honors

University of Georgia, LLM

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, MBA
Alpha Epsilon Lambda

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD
Dean's Scholarship; Member, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal


  • New York