ZESARA C. CHAN
Ms. Chan is a litigation partner and a member of the Firmís Securities Enforcement Defense Group. For over twenty years, Ms. Chanís practice has focused on investment-related disputes, commercial litigation, and dispute counseling in the areas of securities, real estate, intellectual property, business tort, contractual claims, and insurance coverage.
Ms. Chan has extensive experience in securities matters and complex commercial litigation, including investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory or self-regulatory organizations, class actions alleging violations of the federal and state securities laws, and securities arbitrations. Ms. Chan’s practice includes broad experience in complex commercial litigation, including business torts, contractual disputes and partnership claims, intellectual property misappropriation or infringement, and other financial disputes. She advises both individuals and entities engaged in a variety of fields, including investment advisers, securities brokerage firms, financial services, real estate and technology clients. She also represents clients in real estate disputes involving landlord/tenant issues, contract disputes and other related matters.
From 2004-2007, Ms. Chan served as the Co-Chair of the Securities Litigation Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association, after being elevated from acting as Co-Chair of the Public Offering Litigation Subcommittee from 2001-2004. Since 2008, the American Bar Association has appointed Ms. Chan to serve as a Division Director in the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. She is a member of the Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the American Bar Association and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Ms. Chan has also been distinguished as a volunteer with the Volunteer Legal Services Program in San Francisco for her pro bono work on behalf of battered women. Ms. Chan was formerly associated with the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in San Francisco.
Ms. Chan has been listed in multiple years as a “Super Lawyer” in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine in the area of Securities Litigation.
After graduating magna cum laude from Brown University, Ms. Chan worked in the investment banking industry in the mortgage securities area. She received her law degree from New York University.
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