Honors and Awards

Cheryl S. Chang Honored as “Woman to Watch of the Year” by Los Angeles Business Journal

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that partner Cheryl S. Chang, who serves as co-vice chair of the firm’s Consumer Finance Litigation practice group, was selected as the “Woman to Watch of the Year” by the Los Angeles Business Journal, as part of their Women’s Leadership Series & Awards 2021 honoring the “terrific women leaders within the Los Angeles business community.”

The virtual awards were presented to the honorees on June 23, 2021, who were selected from nearly 400 nominees in the categories of Women’s Leadership Legacy Award; CEO of the Year; Executive of the Year; Innovator of the Year; Emerging Woman-Owned Business Leader Award; Champion of Women Award; Mentor of the Year; Community Impact Advocate Award; Woman to Watch Award; and NextGen Woman of the Year.

To view this year’s honorees and finalists, please click here.

Profile, as published in the Los Angeles Business Journal:

Cheryl S. Chang

Cheryl S. Chang • Partner and Co-Vice Chair, Consumer Finance Litigation

As Blank Rome’s first female Asian-American partner and co-vice chair of the firm’s Consumer Finance Litigation practice group, Cheryl Chang is a formidable litigator who consistently strives to achieve favorable outcomes for her clients in complex corporate matters using her creative, pragmatic approach to conflicts and solutions in litigation, trial, and settlement negotiations. Chang litigates for corporate and entertainment clients before state and local courts in matters including 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. An early champion of diversity, equity and inclusion, she has served as co-chair of BR United since 2012, a firm-wide affinity group that provides a forum for diverse attorneys and professionals to network and exchange ideas. In the past year, she has led the BR United group and Blank Rome in firm wide and small group discussions to explore difficult issues and propose strategies on how to improve firm culture in light of the many gut wrenching examples of social injustice and racial violence that came to the forefront of American culture in 2020-2021. That work has led to the firm forming subcommittees on improving diversity and retention within the firm that have already developed into concrete changes, including hiring its first Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and propelled the planning of Blank Rome’s first Diversity Summit.