Phillip C. Chang


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  • George Mason University School of Law, JD, cum laude, Staff Member, Federal Circuit Bar Journal, 2007
  • The College of William & Mary, BA, Government, 2001
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Board of Directors, Vice-President for Education, Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA-DC), 2014-Present

Board of Directors, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, 2015-Present

Board of Directors, Loudoun Interfaith Relief, 2009-2012

  • Spanish

Phillip focuses on business litigation, business torts, contractual disputes, and employment law. He practices in courts throughout the country, and routinely litigates in the federal and state courts of the District of Columbia and Virginia, giving him an in-depth knowledge of the local rules, practices, and judges in those jurisdictions.

Phillip regularly represents financial institutions in single plaintiff and class action commercial and business disputes arising from federal and state consumer finance and banking statutes. He has broad experience handling contract actions and business torts related to fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition. He has also defended banks and their exercise of fiduciary powers under the National Bank Act.

His employment practice focuses on employment-related litigation defending employers in claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), other federal and state statutes, breach of contract claims, covenants not to compete, and tort claims, including wrongful discharge, defamation, conspiracy, and tortious interference claims.

While earning his law degree, Phillip was a writing fellow at George Mason University School of Law.

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Phillip Chang
T: +1 202 857 1725F: +1 202 828 29952001 K Street N.W.
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Washington, DC 20006-1040

Defense of national bank in class actions in federal and state courts nationwide under the National Bank Act and state RICO statutes. Obtained early dismissal.

Defense of global web services provider in class action under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Resulted in a favorable settlement.

Defense of national grocery chain in employment litigation under Title VII. Obtained summary judgment.

Representation of national bank and other entities in misappropriation of trade secrets and business tort litigation. Obtained injunctive relief and return of trade secrets.

Defense of national bank in FLSA collective action. Obtained dismissal of collective action.

Associate Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2016

Named to "Washington, D.C. Rising Stars," Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014-2017