Jacob Chen

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Jacob Chen

Partner

New York

+1 917 633 6860

+1 917 633 6183

jchen@dgwllp.com

Languages

Chinese, English



Biography

Jacob Chen is a Junior 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. He is a member of the National LGBT Bar Association and the Asian-American Bar Association of New York. He is also a participating member of various not-for-profit organizations including NQAPIA, GAPIMNY, and CAPSC.

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

  • State of New York

Education

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

Membership & Professional Associations

  • Member of The National LGBT Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Oral Advocacy Competition - Honorable Mention
  • Leonard N. Stern School of Business - Dean's List

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