liana W. Chen

Senior Associate
415-955-1155 , Ext. 118
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Liana advises clients on intellectual property and Internet-related matters, including copyright and trademark infringement, online defamation, advertising, data privacy and security, spam and TCPA defense, and Amazon 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, trial, and appeals.  

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 civil litigation. 

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, Central 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.  

  • Obtained over $1.9 million in damages through motion for default judgment in copyright infringement case. 
  • Represented a national retailer in an extensive FTC advertising investigation.
  • Represented a human resource company before the FTC after a data security breach.
  • Second chaired a three-week jury trial in San Francisco Superior Court for defamation claims involving anonymously-posted disparaging online reviews.
  • Discovered, through motions and subpoenas, the identities of Doe Defendants responsible for anonymous online defamation and impersonation.
  • Obtained maximum requested civil restraining order for online harassment and stalking where defendant intentionally tried to conceal his identity.
  • Won motions to compel, for sanctions, and for dismissal in a case where plaintiffs claimed seven figures for deceptive advertising and unfair competition. 
  • Prevailed on a motion for summary judgment for an international franchisor and its franchisee in a case where the plaintiff claimed seven-figure damages.
  • Prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion in a lawsuit involving online reviews.
  • Obtained the transfer of a disputed domain through UDRP and federal court proceedings.
  • Convinced a client’s competitor to cease trademark infringement and false advertising after filing a complaint in federal court.
  • Represented a global marketing company in a multi-year arbitration.
  • Represented a luxury fashion company in ongoing trademark infringement cases.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for an employer after deposing plaintiffs, defending employee depositions, and arguing a motion for summary judgment.
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction and favorable ruling on the administrative record in a case before the Court of Federal Claims.
  • Precluded punitive damages through successful demurrer and motion to strike.
  • 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
  • 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/associate)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco, Executive Committee of Barristers Litigation Section 
  • Internet Law Leadership Summit
  • American Bar Association, Science & Technology Law Section

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