liana W. Chen

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Liana advises clients on data privacy and security, FTC compliance, copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters.  

Liana represents clients at all stages of litigation in state, federal, and administrative forums. She has broad-ranging litigation experience in pre-trial compliance, complex discovery, depositions, extensive motion practice, mediation, arbitration, and trial.  

I love anticipating and solving legal problems for our clients as efficiently as possible so they can feel secure and focus on their business.”

Prior to joining Kronenberger Rosenfeld, Liana was an attorney with an international law firm in Washington, D.C., where she focused on complex litigation, data privacy and security, and government contracts. After moving back to San Francisco, she concentrated on insurance coverage and defense. 

Liana is a member of the State Bar of California, District of Columbia Bar, and Virginia State Bar (inactive). She was admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, Eastern District of California, Eastern District of Virginia, and District of Columbia as well as the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. 

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 received her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California, San Diego in 2008.  

  • Represented a national retailer in an extensive FTC advertising investigation.
  • Represented a human resource company before the FTC after a data security breach.
  • Won motions to compel, for sanctions, and for dismissal in a case where plaintiffs claimed seven figures for deceptive advertising and unfair competition. 
  • Won a motion for summary judgment for an international franchisor and its franchisee in a case where the consumer plaintiff claimed seven-figure damages.
  • Advised a growing business on data privacy and website compliance.
  • Counseled clients on telemarketing laws and class action trends.
  • Represented an energy company in trade secret and non-compete litigation.
  • Represented a multinational technology company in a complex antitrust lawsuit. 
  • Represented a global marketing company in a multi-year arbitration.
  • Represented a luxury fashion company in ongoing trademark infringement cases.
  • Represented a large hair restoration company in responding to an FTC subpoena.
  • Counseled a client on compliance with online sweepstakes laws.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement in a seven-figure case after deposing plaintiffs, defending employee depositions, and arguing a motion for summary judgment.
  • Represented a lawyer in defeating a plaintiff’s appeal of an anti-SLAPP motion and successfully opposing plaintiff’s motions for summary judgment and adjudication.
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction and favorable ruling on the administrative record in a government contracts case before the Court of Federal Claims.
  • Assisted companies with foreign acquisitions and the voluntary filing requirement with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
  • Settled a misrepresentation case after filing a compelling dispositive motion.
  • Defended banking and mortgage companies in ongoing commercial litigation.
  • Precluded punitive damages through successful demurrer and motion to strike.
  • Obtained a permanent injunction and claimed damages for a victim of fraud.
  • Represented a trust beneficiary in obtaining compensatory and punitive damages.

Co-Author, FTC Guidance on Promotional Social Media Content, Daily Journal, April 2017

Co-Author, Businesses of All Sizes Should Keep Website Terms Up to Date, Daily Journal, January 2017

Co-Author, Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Data Privacy & Security Class Action Litigation, Bryan Cave LLP Bulletin, November 2013

Co-Author, “Eraser Button” Law Changes Online Privacy Requirements, Bryan Cave LLP Bulletin, September 2013

Co-Author, New Telemarketing Rule Requires Express Written Consent, Bryan Cave LLP Bulletin, September 2013

Co-Author, Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Data Privacy & Security Class Action Litigation, Bryan Cave LLP Bulletin, September 2013

Co-Author, FTC Chairman John Leibowitz to Step Down, Bryan Cave LLP Bulletin, February 2013

Co-Author, 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

  • University of California, San Diego, B.A.
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
  • State Bar of California
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia State Bar (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area 

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