Han Cui Borto is a litigation associate in the Chicago office. Han has experience in every phase of litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants. She has served clients in the technology, steel, energy, insurance, and financial services industries. Han specializes in complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract, trade secret, non-compete, employment, and insurance coverage cases. In the insurance coverage area, she regularly counsels companies on substantive policy procurement and coverage issues for a variety of policies. As a fluent Chinese speaker, Han also has experience in handling cross-border litigation, bankruptcy, and government investigations for global companies doing business in the U.S. and China. Han maintains an active pro bono practice, including winning a Section 1983 jury trial as lead counsel. Han is a member of the firm’s Chicago Associates Committee.


Thought Leadership


Confidentiality & Privilege Protections in the Digital Age,” Council of Counsels, Office of the Governor

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Chicago Associates Committee, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Event Committee Co-Chair, Center for Disability & Elder Law Young Professionals Board

Fundraising Committee Member, Glenwood Academy Associate Board


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2016Illinois


  • Mandarin
  • English


  • University of Illinois College of LawJ.D.summa cum laude2016

    Order of the Coif

    Associate Editor, University of Illinois Law Review

  • Brown UniversityB.A., Economics2010