Hayne Yoon

At Vera's Washington, DC office, Hayne works with the president, senior leadership, and colleagues throughout Vera to lead its national policy work. Prior to joining Vera in 2015, she served as counsel to U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, advising on judiciary and education issues. She previously was detailed by the Federal Public Defender’s office to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, where she advised Chairman and Assistant Majority Leader Senator Richard Durbin on issues of juvenile justice and judicial ethics. Before working in Congress, Hayne spent nearly 10 years in Los Angeles first as a deputy public defender, and later as a deputy federal public defender. Hayne holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Chicago and a JD from the New York University School of Law.