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Jane Chuang Lawyer Profile

Biography

Ms. Chuang advises on start-up and intellectual property issues (trademark/copyright), with a focus on the creative industries. She represents clients in commercial litigation matters, particularly involving intellectual property, contracts, and real estate.

Ms. Chuang was a founding partner of Yim & Chuang LLP, and was formerly associated with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. Ms. Chuang served as law clerk to the Hon. Anne E. Thompson in the District of New Jersey (2005-2006). While in law school, Ms. Chuang was a Notes and Article Editor of the Fordham Law Review and a staff member of the Fordham Law Moot Court Board.

Employment History

Partner
May 2012 - Present Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter LLP
Copyright/Trademark/Media Law: -Represented journalist against defamation claims by a Chinese hedge fund manager regarding an editorial published in a Chinese newspaper. -Represented ornament manufacturer in a copyright infringement lawsuit relating to ornament designs. -Won trademark opposition proceeding on behalf of a major game company based on likelihood of confusion. -Counseled clients in creative industries regarding business formation, business contracts, agent contracts, vendor contracts, publishing contracts, licensing and other contractual issues. Counseled businesses in a variety of industries on trademark clearance and registration issues.; General Commercial Litigation: -Obtained settlement for full amount of an arbitration award on behalf of awardee in an action challenging an arbitration award. -Successfully represented senior citizen client to clear title to and sell a property in a tax lien foreclosure matter to obtain funds to assist with living expenses. -Successfully intervened on behalf of tenants in an Article 78 proceeding to appeal application of a special zoning district’s certificate of no harassment requirement. The petition was dismissed, in favor of tenants’ position. -Represent shareholders of a cooperative building in a shareholder derivative action involving improper payments to board members.
Partner
June 2010 - May 2012 Yim & Chuang LLP
Associate
October 2006 - June 2010 Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Law Clerk
August 2005 - August 2006 Hon. Anne E. Thompson, U.S.D.J.

Education

Fordham University School of Law
Year Graduated: 2005
JD Law
Cum Laude; Fordham Law Review-Notes and Articles Editor (2004-2005)
Columbia University
Year Graduated: 2001
Bachelors Economics

Awards & Certifications

Volunteer Lawyer Award
Year(s): 2008
Organization: Housing Conservation Coordinators
HCC provides free legal services to eligible low- and moderate-income tenants, tenant associations, HDFC shareholders and other community organizations located in the Hell's Kitchen/Clinton neighborhood (34th to 72nd Street, from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River).

Bar Associations

New York County Lawyers' Association
August 2006 - Present
Asian American Bar Association of New York
August 2006 - Present
Co-chair, Intellectual Property Committee (2010-2014); Recording Secretary (2012-2013); Treasurer (2013-2015)
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
August 2006 - Present
Litigation Committee (2010-2011)

Courts Practiced

Member
August 2006 - Present U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Member
Member
August 2006 - Present U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Member
Law Clerk
August 2005 - Present U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Member

Other Experiences

PUBLISHED WORKS AND PRESENTATIONS
Jane Chung, Your Data, Exposed, NYCLA Newsletter, at 3 (February 2013); Jane Chuang, Why All the Copyright Angst Over Pinterest, NYCLA Newsletter, at 2 (November 2012); Jane Chuang, Who Should Win the Garbage Wars? Lessons from the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act, 72 FORDHAM L. REV. 2403 (2004); The How-To of Successful Motion Practice (Association of the Bar of the City of New York, moderator, 2011 and 2013); IP 101 for Visual and Performing Artists (Asian American Bar Association of New York, panelist, 2011); Lessons from “The Social Network” – Legal Issues for Start-ups (Asian American Bar Association of New York, panelist and moderator, 2011)

Other Affiliations

Columbia College Women
May 2001 - Present
Mentoring Committee (2011-2012); Membership Committee (2011-2012)

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