Commissioner Lily M Fan

 On June 20, 2018, Lily M. Fan was confirmed by the New York State Senate as Commissioner of the New York State Liquor Authority. Ms. Fan, a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, was born in Hong Kong and speaks fluent Cantonese.  She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.   She was appointed a member of Community Board 4 in Manhattan in 2015.  She served as the Board’s Co-Secretary from 2016 to 2017.

Ms. Fan was previously a lawyer at the law firms of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Morrison & Foerster LLP, specializing in white-collar criminal litigation and securities class actions. She also served as Legislative Counsel in the New York State Senate in 2010.  Ms. Fan is a Tony-winning theater producer and Sundance-winning documentary film producer.  She founded Scandobean Productions LLC in 2010.  She also has a real estate business and mediates family, entertainment, and other contract disputes.  

Ms. Fan is deeply committed to public service and has an extensive history of community involvement.  Ms. Fan is currently a Member of the Board of Advisors at the Yale School of Drama.


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