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Loeb & Loeb Promotes Four Attorneys to Partnership

New York, Washington DC and Hong Kong (Sept. 3, 2019) – Loeb & Loeb LLP is pleased to announce the election of four attorneys to the firm’s partnership. The new partners are C. Linna Chen and Frank D. D’Angelo in New York, Wallace Lau in Hong Kong and John D. Taliaferro in Washington, DC.  

“This is always an exciting time of year for Loeb,” said Chairman Kenneth Florin. “It is an honor to recognize these outstanding attorneys not only for what they have already contributed to the firm and to the legal profession, but also for the impact we know each will have on the future of Loeb. Our new partners are future leaders in their fields and embody the values we hold up as a firm: delivering excellent legal service, caring about our clients, and being good stewards of the firm and in our communities. I am proud to work alongside each of them.” 

C. Linna Chen – Litigation, New York 
Linna handles intellectual property litigation, white collar criminal defense and investigation, and general business litigation matters. She represents music industry clients in claims for copyright infringement, breach of contract and other business and commercial disputes. Her white collar practice includes counseling in DOJ, SEC, FTC and state attorneys general inquiries and investigations and representing clients in criminal matters. Linna also actively participates in pro bono efforts. She is a member of the Associate Board of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, regularly works with Lawyers for Children, and has served as a mentor and coach to high school students in moot court and mock trial competitions. Linna received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

Frank D. D’Angelo – Litigation, New York 
Frank maintains a diverse litigation practice, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property matters for music publishers, record companies, motion picture studios, television networks, production companies and media personalities. Frank also litigates complex commercial disputes on behalf of financial institutions, high net worth estates, fashion and apparel companies, and retail businesses. In addition to his litigation practice, he advises clients regarding defamation issues, regulatory investigations and contract disputes. Prior to joining Loeb, Frank clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Duke University. 

Wallace Lau – Capital Markets and Corporate, Hong Kong 
Wallace represents both listed and private clients in a variety of corporate transactions, including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, open offers, rights issues and general offers. He also advises companies on compliance matters concerning securities laws and listing rules in Hong Kong. Wallace received both his bachelor’s degree and postgraduate certificate in law from the University of Hong Kong.

John D. (J.D.) Taliaferro – Litigation, Washington DC 
J.D. has extensive experience in civil litigation matters and regulatory matters before federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Transportation, and has held significant roles in a number of complex civil litigations and administrative proceedings. J.D.’s practice also involves counseling clients with respect to deceptive advertising and other consumer issues. His practice also includes deep experience representing government entities in a variety of trial and appellate matters. J.D.’s public sector work has included representing government entities in unclaimed property recovery and the successful representation of the city of Los Angeles in a long-running dispute with airlines over rates and charges at Los Angeles World Airports. J.D. received his legal degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech.