Judicial Pipeline Project Advisor Wendy Chang

Wendy Wen Yun Chang is a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.  She represents lawyers in all types of complex matters that involve the practice of law, including risk management counseling, ethics, crises management, fee related issues, discipline defense, hotline counseling, and litigation defense. Ms. Chang is a Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Chang is an Advisor to the State Bar of California's Rules Revision Commission and a member of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.  She is also a past-chair of the State Bar of California's Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct.  Ms. Chang is experienced in high exposure complex litigation, trials and appeals. Ms. Chang represents corporate and governmental entities in a variety of high exposure media interest litigation, including complex tort defense, fraud and conspiracy claims, insurance litigation (coverage litigation, bad faith), contracts, and complex business disputes from filing through mediation, trial, arbitration, and/or appeal.  Ms. Chang also represents businesses in defense of employment litigation, in discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims. She has served as an independent workplace investigator for public entities in sensitive matters relating to human resource issues. She received her JD from Loyola Law School in 1995, and her BA from UCLA in 1992.  Ms. Chang is Co-Chair of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's Judiciary & Executive Nominations and Appointments Committee and has been involved with NAPABA's efforts around diversity on the bench for over 10 years.  Ms. Chang is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's State Appellate Judicial Evaluation Committee and a past chair of the Appointive Office Committee for the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.  In 2012, as the NAPABA representative, Ms. Chang met with President Barack Obama and senior Obama administration officials on the issue of judicial vacancies and the resulting crisis in the federal courts.

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