Cyndie M. Chang is the managing partner of Duane Morris’ Los Angeles office . Ms. Chang litigates complex business and commercial disputes involving contracts, unfair competition, trademark, trade secrets, products liability, broker disputes, entertainment and real estate law. Further, she has litigated various kinds of insurance coverage issues, including significant, multimillion-dollar environmental, asbestos, toxic tort and long tail liability claims, as well as subrogation, contribution, bad faith, and reinsurance disputes. In addition, she has counseled insurers on complicated claims management and coverage issues involving first party and third party claims.
She is a Past President of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (“SCCLA”). She is also an executive officer of NAPABA, as its current Vice-President of Communications serving a second term and past Secretary and Regional Governor for the Central District. Ms. Chang has also participated in the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (“TIPS”) 2010 Leadership Academy. Further, Ms. Chang was appointed as the Vice-Chair of the ABA-TIPS Business Litigation Committee. In addition, she was her firm’s office Pro Bono Coordinator and an inaugural Fellow to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (“LCLD”). Ms. Chang has served on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific Community Fund (“APCF”), a non-profit organization that supports Asian Pacific Islander communities in need and generates funding for 29 affiliate agencies in Southern California. She also serves on the Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles Pro Bono Advisory Council.