Honors and Awards

Cheryl S. Chang and Shadi Enos Jahangir Named “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys” 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 Los Angeles office, and Shadi Enos Jahangir have been named “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Honoring minority attorneys considered to be particularly impactful on the legal scene while serving as trusted advisors in the LA region, this year marks the second year in a row that Cheryl has been recognized and the third year in a row that Shadi has been recognized as Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys. 

Profiles of the winners were included in the Los Angeles Business Journal's Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys special supplement on January 23, 2023, which shared insights and information about their careers and success they’ve achieved.

To view the supplement, please click here.

Cheryl's and Shadi's profiles, as published in the Los Angeles Business Journal, are copied in full below. 

Cheryl S. Chang

Cheryl Chang
Partner; Vice Chair, Financial Institutions Litigation and Regulatory Compliance Practice Group
Blank Rome LLP

As Blank Rome’s first female Asian-American partner and vice chair of the firm’s nearly 50-member Financial Institutions Litigation and Regulatory Compliance practice group, Cheryl Chang is a skilled leader and a formidable litigator. She consistently achieves favorable outcomes for her clients in complex corporate matters.

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. Last year, a team led by Chang successfully defended a global software provider and its foreign parent company in an arbitration action brought by a reseller seeking nearly $8 million in damages.

Shadi Enos Jahangir

Shadi Jahangir 
Partner, Finance
Blank Rome LLP

Shadi Jahangir is a firm partner at Blank Rome 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.

Significantly, Jahangir was one of the first attorneys in the U.S. to represent lenders in the national, COVID-relief Main Street Loan Program. Among her recent successes was her work representing one of the largest national banks in a $1.6 billion term loan to an ultra-high net worth individual and their revocable trusts, which was secured by equity interests in a public company. It was one of the largest loans to a private individual in 2021.