Deborah You

Deborah (Deb) You

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Deborah "Deb" You is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Washington, DC Office, as a member of the Firm’s Global Transactional Practice Group and Global Funds Group. Deb began her career with the Firm as a summer associate in the DC office.

Actively involved in the Firm’s Inclusion & Diversity Initiatives, Deb previously served as the DC Office Chair of the Baker Asian Lawyers Network (BALN), and currently serves as the North America Co-Chair of BALN.

Deb also regularly participates in pro-bono projects including serving as a member of a core team with respect to global child justice social advocacy initiatives.

Practice Focus

Deb advises clients on international and domestic transactional matters, including but not limited to, strategic corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities transactions, securities law compliance, and private equity fund formation and transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised a global insurance company on the divestiture of its personal accident, supplemental health and life insurance businesses in six Asia Pacific markets to another global insurance company for approximately USD 5.4 billion.

  • Advised a global software company in post-acquisition integration projects with a particular focus in certain EMEA countries.

  • Advised a nationally recognized commercial real estate operating company on two successful complex rollup transactions.

  • Advised numerous sponsors on the launch and design of their Delaware statutory trust offerings.

  • Advised numerous nationally recognized commercial real estate operating companies on structuring, formation, and compliance in connection with establishing domestic and/or cross-border private equity funds.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Virginia Bar Association - Member
  • District of Columba Bar Association - Member
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association DC - Member
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association - Member


  • Virginia~United States (2020)
  • District of Columbia~United States (2021)
  • Illinois~United States (2021)
  • Maryland~United States (2021)
  • New York~United States (2021)


  • George Washington University Law School (JD) (2020)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MS) (2013)
  • University of Virginia (BA) (2010)


  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish