A. Marisa Chun is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer and leads the firm’s Bay Area Litigation Practice Group. She enjoys helping clients solve their problems in diverse matters involving business litigation, trade secret misappropriation and intellectual property, False Claims Act and health care litigation, class actions, employment matters, privacy, and shareholder derivative actions – focusing on thoughtful advocacy and strategies to secure an early and favorable resolution or victory if the case must be tried. A former civil rights attorney, prosecutor and senior official at the US Department of Justice, Marisa brings special expertise to representing corporations, officers, directors, and individuals 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, FCPA, antitrust, and sexual harassment and other 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 rights 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, 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.
Marisa serves on the Board of Directors 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 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.
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