Han Liu is a tax associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Liu represents clients in all stages of tax controversies, including exam, appeals, and litigation.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Liu served as a judicial clerk for Judge Patrick J. Urda on the United States Tax Court, where she worked on a broad range of federal tax issues arising in litigation, including tax deficiency determinations involving micro-captive insurance, civil penalties, deductibility of various business expenses, and other issues, as well as IRS collection actions, whistleblower actions, and innocent spouse claims.

Before her judicial clerkship, Ms. Liu was a tax and employee benefits associate in a St. Louis-based law firm, where she planned and drafted executive compensation arrangements, advised on deferred compensation arrangements, and designed, amended, and restated qualified retirement plans and welfare and fringe benefit plans. She also advised clients on various benefit plan issues arising in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate restructurings.

Prior to starting her legal career, Ms. Liu practiced as a certified public accountant in the financial accounting and tax practice of a New York public accounting firm.

Ms. Liu is a member of the D.C. Bar Association and American Bar Association. She has been serving as Treasurer for The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration since 2017.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, Washington University School of Law, 2018
    magna cum laude
  • MS in Accountancy, Baruch College, 2012
  • BS in Accounting, State University of New York, Buffalo, 2010


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December 8, 2023Recognition

Litigators of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Latham Tax Controversy team recognized for a Court of Federal Claims win on behalf of Citigroup Inc. in a dispute rooted in the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s.