A. Marisa Chun leads the firm’s Bay Area Litigation Practice Group. She focuses on complex civil litigation, white-collar defense matters and investigations, class actions, and appeals. Marisa represents clients in diverse matters involving intellectual property and trade secret theft, health care litigation, privacy, unfair competition, shareholder derivative, employment, and contracts and business tort claims. A former prosecutor and senior Justice Department official, Marisa also represents clients in investigations and proceedings brought by state attorneys general and federal agencies such as the US Department of Justice, the US Department of Health & Human Services, and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as in internal investigations involving alleged health care fraud, False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), antitrust, and employment violations. Bilingual in Korean, Marisa has significant experience representing companies and executives in the Korean life sciences, technology, energy, and retail industries as well.
Previously, Marisa served as US Deputy Associate Attorney General at the US Department of Justice. She advised the Department’s leadership on various enforcement issues and oversaw certain matters involving intellectual property enforcement, health care fraud, antitrust, privacy, telecommunications and Korea. Marisa also served as a prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern District of Virginia and the District of Maryland, where she investigated, prosecuted and/or tried cases involving narcotics trafficking, health care and immigration fraud, money laundering and child sex trafficking. She won every trial and appeal as a prosecutor. As a former television reporter and legal commentator for a CBS News affiliate, Marisa also draws upon her legal, government, and media experience when advising clients and boards of directors facing high-stakes matters in today’s highly regulated environment.
Marisa serves on the Board of the Public Policy Institute of California. She teaches trial advocacy at Stanford Law School and has been appointed by the US District Court (N.D. Cal.) to mediate cases. She has devoted significant time to pro bono matters in conjunction with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, the Asian Law Caucus, and other organizations.
Marisa is a graduate of Yale University, summa cum laude, and Harvard Law School, cum laude, where she served as Developments Editor of the Harvard Law Review. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert Boochever of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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