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Cheryl S. Chang and Shadi Enos Jahangir Named “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 been named “Women of Influence: Finance” by the Los Angeles Business Journal (“LABJ”).

In their special Women of Influence: Finance supplement published on February 13, 2023, the LABJ noted that all profiled women honorees are known as “stellar trusted advisors” recognized for their “exceptional leadership, knowledge, skill and achievements in banking across the full spectrum of financial responsibility” in a time where “finance professionals are more essential than ever” to navigate the many key challenges currently facing the banking and financial services sector.

In January, Cheryl and Shadi were again recognized by the LABJ as Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys.

To read Cheryl’s and Shadi’s published “Women of Influence: Finance” profiles, please click here or read in full below, as published in the Los Angeles Business Journal.

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 litigator. She 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 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. An early champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Chang also serves as co-chair of BR United, a firm affinity group forum for diverse attorneys and professionals.

Shadi 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 financial institutions, leading private equity sponsors, and corporate borrowers in 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 US to represent lenders in the national COVID-relief Main Street Loan Program (MSLP), helping her firm become a leading law firm in MSLP financings. Among her recent client successes has been 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.