Honors and Awards

Cheryl S. Chang and Shadi Enos Jahangir Named 2024 “Women of Influence: Finance” by Los Angeles Business Journal

Los Angeles Business Journal

Blank Rome partners Cheryl S. Chang, who serves as vice chair of the Financial Institutions Litigation and Regulatory Compliance group and co-chair of the firm’s Los Angeles office, and Shadi Enos Jahangir have again been named “Women of Influence: Finance” by the Los Angeles Business Journal (“LABJ”). This marks the second consecutive year Cheryl and Shadi have been recognized with this honor.

In the 2024 Women of Influence: Finance supplement, the LABJ notes that the honorees are recognized for their "exceptional leadership, knowledge, skill, and achievements in banking across the full spectrum of financial responsibility along with the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the Los Angeles business community at large." Key information about the honorees' careers and relevant recent successes they’ve achieved are highlighted in their “Women of Influence: Finance” profiles.

To read Cheryl’s and Shadi’s profiles, please click here or read in full below, as published in the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Cheryl S. Chang

Cheryl Chang
Partner and Vice Chair, Financial Institutions Litigation and Regulatory Compliance Practice Group
Co-Chair, Los Angeles Office

Blank Rome LLP

As Blank Rome’s first female Asian American partner, vice chair of the firm’s nearly 50-attorney Financial Institutions Litigation and Regulatory Compliance practice group, and the newly appointed co-chair of the nearly 90-member Los Angeles office, Cheryl Chang is a skilled leader and a formidable litigator.

Chang 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.

Shadi Jahangir

Shadi Jahangir
Partner, Finance
Blank Rome LLP

Shadi Jahangir is a Los Angeles partner of Blank Rome LLP whose practice focuses on commercial lending and corporate finance. She represents large and well-known financial institutions, leading private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers in significant middle-market debt financings and investment-grade credits. Jahangir’s more than 10 years of experience includes widely syndicated, club and single-lender representation in complex cross-border financings, restructurings, acquisition financings, recapitalizations, traditional asset-based lending facilities and debt financings for technology companies. She also represents clients in senior-secured, first-lien/second-lien, mezzanine, unitranche and unsecured financing transactions.

Jahangir was one of the first attorneys in the U.S. to represent lenders in the national, COVID-relief Main Street Loan Program. She is representing one of the country’s largest lenders in connection with a $230 million debt facility to an educational products supply retailer.