Chad Chen


Chad Chen represents national and multinational clients in both litigation and non-litigation matters.  Chad’s litigation practice includes representing corporate clients in commercial and business disputes, product liability, and complex tort litigation.  Chad also counsels clients in non-litigation matters – some recent activity include successfully obtaining a $30 million ARRA Section 1603 grant from the US Treasury, successfully managing the release of $12 million of anti-dumping and countervailing duty determinations by the Department of Commerce through the US International Trade Commission, initializing and preparation of a voluntary notice for CFIUS review for a transaction involving a China-based company, and negotiating tax abatements, among others. 

Prior to joining Yoka & Smith in 2012, Chad worked in-house at an alternative energy company, and served as a judicial extern for United States District Court Judge Otis D. Wright, II, and United States Bankruptcy Court Judge Barry Russell. 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Pasadena Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Past Employment Positions

  • Collins Collins Muir + Stewart, Associate, 2008 - 2011
  • United States District Court - Central District CA, Extern to Judge Otis Wright, II, 2007


Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California

  • J.D. - 2009
  • Law Review: Journal of International Law, Executive Board Member Editor, 2007 - 2009

University of California, Irvine

  • B.A. - 2005
  • Honors: With Honors

Major: Economics and Political Science


  • Mandarin Chinese
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