Joanna K Chan
Counsel, New York
Joanna K Chan
Counsel, New York
Joanna Chan represents the world’s largest financial institutions and companies in all facets of complex commercial proceedings, including high-stakes class actions and criminal and regulatory investigations.
Joanna has successfully defended foreign and domestic clients in the financial services, health care, consumer products, and entertainment sectors at trial, in enforcement proceedings, in arbitration hearings, and on appeal. She has significant securities and employment litigation experience, including defending major international companies in putative class actions. Joanna also represents companies, corporate boards and their committees, and individual clients in regulatory proceedings, U.S. and cross-border corporate investigations, and corporate internal investigations.
Prior to joining the firm, Joanna was a litigation associate at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. She also previously worked at Oracle Corporation, where she focused on intellectual property and commercial contract matters. Joanna has been named one of New York’s Super Lawyers for securities litigation since 2020. Prior to that, Joanna was recognized by New York’s Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2014 to 2019. In 2022, Joanna was accepted into the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Prospective Partners Program, a program dedicated to increasing the presence of Asian American and Pacific Islander partners at major law firms.
Joanna is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and earned a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California, Berkeley. She is fluent in Cantonese and is a cofounder of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Joanna Chan represents the world’s largest financial institutions and companies in all facets of complex commercial proceedings, including high-stakes class actions and criminal and…
University of California, Berkeley School of Law (J.D. 2008); University of California, Berkeley (B.A., summa cum laude, 2002)
New York State; California State; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits
Activities and Affiliations
Member, Federal Bar Council (Securities Litigation Committee)
Member, New York City Bar Association
Member, Asian American Bar Association of New York
Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
NAPABA is the nation's largest Asian Pacific American membership organization representing the interests of 60,000 attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. The Prospective Partners Program aims to increase the number of Asian American and Pacific Islander partners at major law firms through introduction, mentorship, and relationship building. Joanna is one of only ten individuals selected for the program and will have the opportunity to receive mentorship and form meaningful connections with peers and industry leaders throughout the program.
Christian R Everdell has been promoted to partner, and Joanna K Chan, Erica Lai, and David F Lisner have been promoted to counsel.
"Congratulations and thanks to each of these exceptional attorneys for their commitment to excellence, integrity, and superb client service. We are very fortunate to have them," said Managing Partner, Lawrence T Gresser.
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