Honors and Awards

Blank Rome's Cheryl S. Chang and Kristina Royce Honored as 2021 Leaders of Influence: Thriving in their 40s by the Los Angeles Business Journal

Blank Rome partners Cheryl S. Chang and Kristina Royce were recognized as 2021 Leaders of Influence: Thriving in their 40s by the Los Angeles Business Journal. This annual honor spotlights leading professionals in the Los Angeles region who are in the 40's age demographic and demonstrate ongoing success both in business and throughout their communities.

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PROFILES, as published in the Los Angeles Business Journal

Cheryl S. Chang

Partner, Financial Institutions Litigation and Regulatory Compliance
Co-Vice Chair, Consumer Finance Litigation Practice Group

As Blank Rome’s first female Asian-American partner and co-vice chair of the firm’s more than 40-member Consumer Finance Litigation practice group, Cheryl Chang is a formidable litigator who consistently achieves favorable outcomes for her clients in complex corporate matters using her creative, pragmatic approach to conflict resolution in litigation, trial, and settlement negotiations. Chang litigates for significant corporate and entertainment clients before state and local courts in the areas of intellectual property, antitrust, and consumer class action defense. She is recognized by co-counsel and opponents alike for her keen ability to see legal issues and business decisions from her clients’ point of view. Fluent in spoken Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, and French, she often communicates with her clients, and negotiates with adversaries, in multiple languages.

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Kristina Royce

Partner & Co-Chair, Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group

Kristina Royce has established herself in a highly competitive field as one of the leaders in family law in Los Angeles. For two decades, Royce has dedicated her practice to advising distinguished, often high-profile individuals involved in high-stakes, complex financial and custody matters. Royce’s clients range from Hollywood A-listers and professional athletes to C-suite executives and other well-known personalities from LA and Silicon Valley to Manhattan, NY. Royce has earned a reputation among her peers for her skilled and intricate financial valuations, tracings, and cash flow analyses; pre- and post-nuptial agreements; and keen mediation skills. She is also known for winning tough cases; effectively working with difficult personalities; finding effective, amicable, and astute solutions to complex matters quickly; and for her steadfast discretion in all matters. Her more than 20 years in the family law trenches give her an invaluable perspective on divorce and custody negotiations, mediations, and trials.

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