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 Rising Stars for securities litigation each year since 2014.

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 member 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…

Education

University of California, Berkeley School of Law (J.D. 2008); University of California, Berkeley (B.A., summa cum laude, 2002)

Bar Admissions

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

We are pleased to announce that 33 of our New York and Washington D.C.-based C&G attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers also selected C&G co-founder Mark S Cohen and partners Jonathan S Abernethy and Daniel H Tabak to its list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partner Karen H Bromberg to its list of the top 50 women lawyers in the New York metropolitan area.

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.

We are pleased to announce that thirty of our New York and Washington, D.C.-based C&G attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers also selected C&G co-founders Mark S Cohen and Lawrence T Gresser to its list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partners Karen H Bromberg and Alexandra Wald as two of its top 50 women lawyers in New York. Super Lawyers ranks outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Fewer than five percent of all lawyers in the U.S. receive this honor.
Twenty-eight of our New York and Washington D.C.-based Cohen & Gresser attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers also named C&G co-founding partner Mark S Cohen to its list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partners Karen H Bromberg and Alexandra Wald to its top 50 women lawyers in New York list. Super Lawyers ranks outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Fewer than five percent of all lawyers in the U.S. receive this honor.
Twenty-two of our New York and Washington, D.C.-based attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers also named C&G co-founding partners Mark S Cohen and Lawrence T Gresser to its list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partner Karen H Bromberg to both its list of top 50 women lawyers and top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area.
We are pleased to announce that twenty-two of our New York-based C&G attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers this year across a wide range of practice areas. Super Lawyers ranks outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Fewer than five percent of all lawyers in New York receive this honor.

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