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Jacob Chen


New York

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Chinese, English


Jacob Chen is a Partner in the Litigation Department at the Firm.

Mr. Chen has significant experience in commercial litigation in wide areas, including breach of contract, fiduciary duty, securities, business torts, and intellectual property disputes. Mr. Chen has represented clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the nation. He also has extensive experience with arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, including with respect to matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), the AAA, JAMS, private mediators and mediation before United States Magistrate Judges.

Mr. Chen’s philosophy with respect to all matters is to understand the priorities of his clients and to deliver effective representation in an efficient manner. Mr. Chen is a strong proponent of alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. If cases cannot be resolved outside of court, Mr. Chen is prepared to litigate aggressively in order to accomplish his clients’ objectives.

Mr. Chen received his law degree from New York University School of Law and two Bachelor of Science degrees from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, including a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He is admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mr. Chen is a member of the National LGBT Bar Association, where he serves as a co-chair of the LGBT Network and the Asian-American Bar Association of New York. Mr. Chen has served as a moderator, speaker, and organizer of multiple nationwide panel discussions including:

  • “Is That a Unicorn I See? – A Conversation with LGBTQ Asian Partners”, (Panelist) (2018)
  • The Meaning of “Sex” – The evolving interpretation of “Sex” with respect to Title VII, (Moderator) (2019)
  • Fireside Chat on Race, Sexuality and Policing, (Organizer) (2020)
  • “Earning Allyship: Meaningful Support of LGBTQ Attorneys, (Organizer) (2020)

Representative matters

  • Representing real estate developers in litigation in New York state court seeking a brokerage commission in connection with a $260 million transaction.
  • Representing Chinese construction companies in litigation in New York Supreme Court involving claims of breach of contract.
  • Represented Chinese textiles firm in defense of litigation in Georgia federal court involving intellectual property rights. Won dismissal of the action for lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • Represented Chinese clothing designer and manufacturer in an action in Pennsylvania federal court regarding ownership of a trademark. The matter was resolved on favorable terms after a preliminary injunction hearing with a trademark transferred to the client.

Bar Admissions

  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New Yorkk
  • State of New York


  • Double Bachelor, New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business
  • J.D., New York University School of Law

Membership & Professional Associations

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Co-Chair of LGBT Network
  • Member of The National LGBT Bar Association
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Leadership Advancement Program (LAP)

Awards & Recognition

  • 2020 New York Metro Rising Stars by Super Lawyers
  • 2019 New York Metro Rising Stars by Super Lawyers
  • 2018 New York Metro Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

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