Jacqueline L. Chung

Counsel, New York

Biography

Overview

Jacqueline Chung is a member of the Commercial Litigation group. She has extensive experience litigating business disputes that involve complex cross-border issues. She helps foreign clients navigate state and federal court litigation in the United States. She regularly represents and advises clients dealing with conflicting demands from US and foreign courts and regulators. Her clients span a number of industries, including the financial services, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, and food and beverages sectors. She has significant experience litigating judgment enforcement actions, commercial fraud claims, fraudulent conveyance claims, contract disputes, and actions alleging violations of state and federal consumer protection statutes and false claims acts. She has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts.

Jacqueline has an active pro bono practice that is focused on litigating on behalf of wrongfully convicted individuals. Recent matters include the successful representation at trial of a wrongfully convicted individual in a federal court action to obtain compensation for 27 years of wrongful imprisonment arising from a 1986 murder conviction, and the successful representation of an individual appealing a wrongful conviction for robbery in the first degree, which resulted in a reversal of the verdict and a dismissal of the indictment.

Jacqueline is also the co-chair of the Firm's Global Asian Affinity Network.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Education
JD
Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary
BA
Yale University
Languages
English

Experience

Representation of a Romanian food and beverage conglomerate in action to recognize and enforce a US$350 million ICSID arbitral award against the government of Romania. Successfully obtained recognition of the ICSID award over challenges raised by Romania and the European Commission as amicus curiae. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit subsequently affirmed the judgment.

Representation of Chinese financial institutions as third parties in an action in which plaintiffs have sought to enforce a US$1 billion judgment for trademark infringement against defendant counterfeiters. Successfully defeated a motion for contempt and US$150 million in proposed sanctions against the Chinese banks for purported violations of US asset freeze injunctions.

Representation of a foreign corporation in connection with a criminal subpoena seeking documents and information relevant to a US governmental investigation on international money laundering;

Representation of a corporation based in the Middle East in legal proceedings relating to a significant global data security breach.

Representation of large global investment bank in one of the last remaining cases relating to the Enron bankruptcy, in which plaintiffs alleged claims of aiding and abetting fraud, conspiracy, and underwriter liability under Section 11 of the 1933 Securities Act.

Representation of a major generic drug manufacturer in multiple state actions across the United States in defense of claims alleging consumer protection statute and false claims act violations relating to pharmaceutical pricing.

Representation of an individual in a section 1983 case to obtain compensation against a municipality and individual defendant police officers for violations of his civil rights arising from his wrongful conviction for murder and resulting 27 years of wrongful incarceration. A trial of this case resulted in a jury verdict of US$27 million, which remains one of the largest jury awards for a single individual raising civil rights claims relating to a wrongful conviction.

Representation of an individual, in conjunction with non-profit organization Appellate Advocates, in an appeal of a criminal conviction for robbery in the first degree, which resulted in a sentence of ten years in prison and five years of supervised release. Successfully obtained a reversal of the conviction and a dismissal of the indictment.