liana W. Chen

Senior Associate

Liana focuses on intellectual property and internet-related matters, including online advertising, FTC defense, defamation, and fraud. 

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 118

Email Address

[email protected]

liana W. Chen

Senior Associate

Liana focuses on intellectual property and internet-related matters, including online advertising, FTC defense, defamation, and fraud. 

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 118

Email Address

[email protected]

Liana is dedicated to resolving complex issues involving internet law.

Liana is committed to advocating for victims of online defamation, cyberstalking, wire fraud, privacy and security violations, and trademark and copyright infringement. Liana also regularly advises and defends businesses and individuals facing private complaints and government investigations, including by the FTC, other federal agencies, and state attorneys general; and she is well-versed in areas of consumer protection, advertising law, internet speech, and spam and TCPA compliance. Her skills in negotiation, oral advocacy, and persuasive research and writing have secured numerous victories for clients in internet, technology, and intellectual property cases. In addition, she routinely counsels clients on compliance issues, including review of contracts and business practices. 

Prior to joining Kronenberger Rosenfeld, Liana was an attorney with an international law firm in Washington, D.C., where she defended high-stakes FTC cases, advised clients on data privacy and security matters, and litigated bid protests against the government. After moving back to San Francisco, Liana continued defending clients in state and federal courts across California.  

Liana's litigation experience spans both sides of the country. She is a member of the State Bar of California, District of Columbia Bar, and Virginia State Bar (inactive). She was also admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, Eastern District of California, Central District of California, Eastern District of Virginia, and District of Columbia as well as the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She has wide-ranging experience in mediation, depositions, dispositive motions, trial, and appeals. 

Liana obtained her J.D., with high honors, in 2011 from The George Washington University Law School, where she was an active member of the Moot Court and Mock Trial Boards and an associate with The George Washington Law Review. In 2010, Liana won the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court competition in Pilsen, Czech Republic. She is on the Executive Committee of the Barrister's Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco and serves as a judge for mock trial and moot court competitions.

EDUCATION

University of California, San Diego, B.A., summa cum laude

The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with high honors, Order of the Coif

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California

District of Columbia Bar

Virginia State Bar (inactive)

U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, Eastern District of California, and Central District of California

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

MEMBERSHIPS

The Bar Association of San Francisco, Executive Committee of Barristers Litigation Section

Internet Law Leadership Summit

Additional Attributes for Liana Chen

  • Awarded over $1.9 million in damages in a copyright infringement case. 
  • Advised a national retailer against FTC charges that advertisements violated the FTC Act and Fur Products Labeling Act.
  • Counseled small and large businesses after data security breaches. 
  • Second chaired a three-week jury trial in San Francisco Superior Court for defamation claims involving anonymously-posted disparaging online reviews.
  • Discovered the identity of a doe defendant that impersonated and defamed a client anonymously online.
  • Obtained maximum requested restraining order for ongoing online harassment and stalking.
  • Secured dismissal of a case seeking seven-figure damages for alleged deceptive advertising and unfair competition. 
  • Won a motion for summary judgment, that was upheld on appeal, in a seven-figure products liability case against an international franchisor and its franchisee. 
  • Prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss a case seeking damages for posting a truthful online review. 
  • Obtained the transfer of a disputed domain name in a hotly contested UDRP proceeding that was appealed in federal court. 
  • Obtained seven-figure offer from businesses involved in a nearly $2 million wire fraud scam
  • Negotiated a stipulated injunction prohibiting trademark infringement and false advertising in pop culture conventions.
  • Represented a global marketing company in a multi-year arbitration.
  • Litigated ongoing infringement and counterfeit claims on behalf of a luxury fashion company.
  • Argued motion for summary judgment involving novel issues of respondeat superior and employer liability. 
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction to prevent unlawful misconduct in a case before the Court of Federal Claims.
  • Won case against a copycat infringer of a platform integrating blockchain technology. 
  • Secured full requested monetary and injunctive relief against defendants running a notario fraud scam to defraud immigrants.
  • The Essential Guide to FTC Compliance, Investigations, and Enforcement, June 2019, Co-Author
  • Internet Law and Practice in California, CEB Co-Contributor to Chapter on International Issues
  • The Power of an FTC Asset Freeze Order, Blog Post, October 2018
  • California's Internet of Things Cybersecurity Law: Need to Know Points, Client Alert, October 2018
  • Amendments to California's Automatic Renewal Law, Client Alert, July 2018
  • FTC Guidance on Promotional Social Media Content, Daily Journal, April 2017
  • Businesses of All Sizes Should Keep Website Terms Up to Date, Daily Journal, January 2017
  • Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Data Privacy & Security Class Action Litigation, Client Alert, November 2013
  • “Eraser Button” Law Changes Online Privacy Requirements, Client Alert, September 2013
  • New Telemarketing Rule Requires Express Written Consent, Client Alert, September 2013
  • Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Data Privacy & Security Class Action Litigation, Client Alert, September 2013
  • FTC Chairman John Leibowitz to Step Down, Client Alert, February 2013
  • A Guide to Space Law Terms, Secure World Foundation Glossary, December 2012
  • Trends in Telemarketing: An Overview of the TCPA and the Telemarketing Sales Rule, The State Bar of California, Business Law Section, 2017
  • A Guide to Complying with FTC Rules for Paid Promotions on Social Media, Webinar, 2017
  • Tips for Responding to FTC Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs), Webinar, 2016
Representative Matters
  • Awarded over $1.9 million in damages in a copyright infringement case. 
  • Advised a national retailer against FTC charges that advertisements violated the FTC Act and Fur Products Labeling Act.
  • Counseled small and large businesses after data security breaches. 
  • Second chaired a three-week jury trial in San Francisco Superior Court for defamation claims involving anonymously-posted disparaging online reviews.
  • Discovered the identity of a doe defendant that impersonated and defamed a client anonymously online.
  • Obtained maximum requested restraining order for ongoing online harassment and stalking.
  • Secured dismissal of a case seeking seven-figure damages for alleged deceptive advertising and unfair competition. 
  • Won a motion for summary judgment, that was upheld on appeal, in a seven-figure products liability case against an international franchisor and its franchisee. 
  • Prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss a case seeking damages for posting a truthful online review. 
  • Obtained the transfer of a disputed domain name in a hotly contested UDRP proceeding that was appealed in federal court. 
  • Obtained seven-figure offer from businesses involved in a nearly $2 million wire fraud scam
  • Negotiated a stipulated injunction prohibiting trademark infringement and false advertising in pop culture conventions.
  • Represented a global marketing company in a multi-year arbitration.
  • Litigated ongoing infringement and counterfeit claims on behalf of a luxury fashion company.
  • Argued motion for summary judgment involving novel issues of respondeat superior and employer liability. 
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction to prevent unlawful misconduct in a case before the Court of Federal Claims.
  • Won case against a copycat infringer of a platform integrating blockchain technology. 
  • Secured full requested monetary and injunctive relief against defendants running a notario fraud scam to defraud immigrants.
Publications
  • The Essential Guide to FTC Compliance, Investigations, and Enforcement, June 2019, Co-Author
  • Internet Law and Practice in California, CEB Co-Contributor to Chapter on International Issues
  • The Power of an FTC Asset Freeze Order, Blog Post, October 2018
  • California's Internet of Things Cybersecurity Law: Need to Know Points, Client Alert, October 2018
  • Amendments to California's Automatic Renewal Law, Client Alert, July 2018
  • FTC Guidance on Promotional Social Media Content, Daily Journal, April 2017
  • Businesses of All Sizes Should Keep Website Terms Up to Date, Daily Journal, January 2017
  • Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Data Privacy & Security Class Action Litigation, Client Alert, November 2013
  • “Eraser Button” Law Changes Online Privacy Requirements, Client Alert, September 2013
  • New Telemarketing Rule Requires Express Written Consent, Client Alert, September 2013
  • Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Data Privacy & Security Class Action Litigation, Client Alert, September 2013
  • FTC Chairman John Leibowitz to Step Down, Client Alert, February 2013
  • A Guide to Space Law Terms, Secure World Foundation Glossary, December 2012
Speaking Engagements
  • Trends in Telemarketing: An Overview of the TCPA and the Telemarketing Sales Rule, The State Bar of California, Business Law Section, 2017
  • A Guide to Complying with FTC Rules for Paid Promotions on Social Media, Webinar, 2017
  • Tips for Responding to FTC Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs), Webinar, 2016
Blog Posts

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