Haran Tae

(212) 752-7600

Haran Tae joined the firm in 2016. Since joining the firm, Haran has successfully litigated and helped achieve settlements in numerous complex wrongful conviction cases, including an early settlement of $15.45 million from the State and City of New York on behalf of a client who spent more than 30 years in prison for an arson murder he did not commit. Haran was also part of the trial team that won an acquittal for a client who was retried for murder, and has co-authored several amicus briefs filed in the Second Circuit on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Prior to joining the firm, Haran was a Ford Fellow with the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School, where she analyzed issues affecting immigrants, veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals, and co-authored the report, “Leading with Conviction: The Transformative Role of Formerly Incarcerated Leaders in Reducing Mass Incarceration.”

She graduated from Yale Law School, where she served as co-director of the Rebellious Lawyering Conference, the Capital Assistance Project, and the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program. She also helped represent a death row client on direct appeal as a member of the Capital Punishment Clinic, and served as a research assistant for Professors James Forman, Jr. and Fiona Doherty. She spent her summers during law school clerking with the ACLU National Prison Project and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, assisting with class action litigation on conditions of confinement, voting rights, and economic justice.

Admissions & Education
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2014
  • Cornell University, B.A., 2010
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers