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Paul S. Chan

Paul S. Chan

Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Paul S. Chan is a principal at Bird Marella. His practice focuses on the trial and arbitration of complex business disputes, including securities, entertainment, employment and intellectual property actions. He also represents companies and individuals in regulatory and parallel civil/criminal investigations. Paul has particular expertise litigating cases involving employee mobility and the alleged theft of trade secrets. His clients include Fortune 500 corporations, major financial institutions, professional partnerships, and emerging technology companies.

Paul has extensive trial experience. He has successfully tried numerous jury trials, bench trials, and binding arbitrations before both commercial and securities arbitration tribunals. He has been recognized as a "Southern California Super Lawyer" by Los Angles Magazine and one of the "Best Lawyers Under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. He is also the former President of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association; a Member of the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center; a Member of the Editorial Board of California Litigation magazine; and an Advisor to the Executive Committee of the California State Bar Section on Litigation.

  • J.D., HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, cum laude, 1995; Editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation
  • A.B., HARVARD UNIVERSITY, magna cum laude (government), 1991

Professional Experience
  • Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart, Oliver & Hedges, Los Angeles, 1996 to 1999
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Rudi M. Brewster, United States District Court for the Southern District of California, 1995 to 1996

  • Named a "Southern California Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles, 2012
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers Under 40" by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), 2003
  • Named a "Southern California Rising Star" by Los Angeles Magazine, 2004- 2010

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