LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2022—Duane Morris LLP Los Angeles managing partner Cyndie M. Chang was named to the Daily Journal’s 2022 Top Women Lawyers list. The annual list recognizes California women lawyers doing path breaking work on the highest stakes cases and deals.
As a member of the firm’s Commercial and Antitrust Litigation Group within its Trial Practice Group, Chang resolves and manages business challenges and risks. She has represented many public and private businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, and has obtained favorable results serving as first chair in state and federal bench trials, jury trials and arbitration, leading joint defense groups in complex cases and resolving cases through creative settlements, confidential proceedings and dispositive motions.
Chang is also a member of the Duane Morris governing Partners Board and is very active in legal, education, civic and advocacy organizations. Throughout her career, she has received numerous local and national awards and honors for her contributions and achievements in her legal career, her championing of issues affecting immigrants, women and other marginalized communities and her overall dedication to the Asian Pacific American community.
Chang recently became a member of the Committee of 100, an invitation-only organization of prominent and extraordinary Chinese Americans in business, government, academia and the arts.
She served as president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) from 2016-2017. NAPABA is the national voice for the Asian American legal profession and represents the interests of more than 60,000 Asian American lawyers and more than 80 national, state and local bar associations. Chang is also a past president of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, one of the oldest and largest Asian American bar associations in the country. She served as one of 12 commissioners on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession and is a board member of the National Association of Women Lawyers and board director for Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Chang also is a member of the Chancery Club and serves on the Joint Committee of Law Firm Partners and Corporate Counsel for the National Judicial College. In addition, she is co-chair of the Duane Morris Asian American Employee Resource Group and was an inaugural fellow to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and a fellow to the American Bar Foundation. Chang is a past board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles, Asian Pacific Community Fund and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles Pro Bono Advisory Council.
Chang is a graduate of Loyola Law School and is a graduate, with honors, of Johns Hopkins University.
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