A. Marisa Chun is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer and leads the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group in its San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices. She represents clients in diverse matters involving business and employment litigation, class actions, and internal and government investigations involving False Claims Act, health care fraud, antitrust, and other regulatory matters – focusing on thoughtful advocacy and strategies to secure an early and favorable resolution or victory if the case must be tried. As a former television reporter, prosecutor, and senior official at the US Department of Justice, Marisa 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. Bilingual in Korean, Marisa also has significant experience advising companies and executives in the Korean technology, life sciences, and energy industries.
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 antitrust, intellectual property rights enforcement, health care fraud, 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, export control violations and child sex trafficking. She won every trial and appeal as a prosecutor.
Marisa serves on the Boards of Directors of the Public Policy Institute of California and the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Justice & Diversity Center. 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 American Bar Association, 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.
SELECT LITIGATION MATTERS
SELECT ENFORCEMENT DEFENSE MATTERS
#MeToo and Sexual Harassment Investigations
Antitrust and FCPA Matters
Health Care Matters
State Attorney General Matters