Liana W. Chen

Partner

Liana focuses on intellectual property and internet matters, including advertising and privacy compliance, online speech, and FTC defense.

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 118

Email Address

[email protected]

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Liana W. Chen

Partner

Liana focuses on intellectual property and internet matters, including advertising and privacy compliance, online speech, and FTC defense.

Phone Number

415-955-1155 Ext. 118

Email Address

[email protected]

Liana helps clients navigate complex internet laws from a practical standpoint.

Liana counsels companies on regulatory compliance and transactional matters, litigates online speech claims, and defends clients facing private lawsuits and government investigations, including by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general.

Liana routinely negotiates and drafts internet-related agreements and advises large businesses, social media platforms, and startups on marketing and advertising, technology, e-commerce, cybersecurity, and data privacy laws. Her clients include online merchants and platforms, supplement and functional food manufacturers and retailers, software developers, entrepreneurs, and internet advertising companies; and she advises clients on issues involving consumer protection, lead generation, and subscription, business opportunity, and sweepstakes offers. She also advocates and secures victories for victims of defamation, online harassment, and fraud.

Prior to joining Kronenberger Rosenfeld, Liana defended FTC cases and counseled clients on data privacy and security issues at an international law firm in Washington, D.C.

Liana obtained her J.D., with high honors, from The George Washington University Law School where she was on the Moot Court and Mock Trial Boards and The George Washington Law Review. While in school, Liana won the international Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court competition in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

EDUCATION

University of California, San Diego, B.A., summa cum laude

The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with high honors, Order of the Coif

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California

District of Columbia Bar

Virginia State Bar (inactive)

U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, Eastern District of California, and Central District of California

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

MEMBERSHIPS

The Bar Association of San Francisco, Executive Committee of Barristers Litigation Section

Internet Law Leadership Summit

Additional Attributes for Liana Chen

  • Counseled large and small businesses on emerging privacy laws, including the CCPA.
  • Negotiated a settlement in an FTC case involving "free trial" subscription offers.
  • Defended CBD marketers and prepared a white paper disputing FTC authority to seek monetary relief.
  • Advised clients with coaching and business opportunity offers.
  • Helped a national retailer establish compliance with the FTC Act and Fur Products Labeling Act.
  • Assisted businesses responding to data security breaches.
  • Prepared sweepstakes terms and related contracts.
  • Counseled and defended clients facing Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and spam complaints, including lawsuits brought by serial plaintiffs.
  • Secured dismissals and early favorable settlements in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) cases.
  • Second chaired a three-week jury trial in San Francisco Superior Court for defamation claims involving anonymously-posted disparaging online reviews.
  • Discovered the identity of a doe defendant that impersonated and defamed a client anonymously online.
  • Obtained the maximum requested restraining order for ongoing online harassment and cyberstalking.
  • Litigated case involving unauthorized access and violation of employment non-compete claims.
  • Prepared and argued motion to discover perpetrator of unlawful hacking into computer systems.
  • Secured the dismissal of a case seeking seven-figure damages for alleged deceptive advertising.
  • Won a motion for summary judgment, which was upheld on appeal, in a seven-figure products liability case against an international franchisor and franchisee.
  • Awarded over $1.9 million in damages in a copyright infringement case.
  • Prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss a case seeking damages for posting a truthful online review.
  • Negotiated a stipulated injunction prohibiting the opposing party from trademark infringement and false advertising in pop culture conventions.
  • Represented a global marketing company in a multi-year arbitration.
  • Protected luxury fashion company's intellectual property rights in ongoing infringement cases.
  • Argued a motion for summary judgment involving novel issues of respondeat superior and employer liability.
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction to prevent unlawful misconduct in the Court of Federal Claims.
  • Won a case against a copycat infringer of a platform integrating blockchain technology.
  • Helped clients appeal to Amazon to reactivate listings.
  • Represented companies advertising on Facebook and Instagram after termination of their accounts.
  • Defended international client against SEC allegations.
  • Secured, in a pro bono case, the full requested monetary and injunctive relief against defendants running a notario fraud scam to defraud immigrants.
  • The Essential Guide to FTC Compliance, Investigations, and Enforcement, June 2019, Co-Author
  • Internet Law and Practice in California, CEB Co-Contributor to Chapter on International Issues
  • The Power of an FTC Asset Freeze Order, Blog Post, October 2018
  • California's Internet of Things Cybersecurity Law: Need to Know Points, Client Alert, October 2018
  • Amendments to California's Automatic Renewal Law, Client Alert, July 2018
  • FTC Guidance on Promotional Social Media Content, Daily Journal, April 2017
  • Businesses of All Sizes Should Keep Website Terms Up to Date, Daily Journal, January 2017
  • Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Data Privacy & Security Class Action Litigation, Client Alert, November 2013
  • “Eraser Button” Law Changes Online Privacy Requirements, Client Alert, September 2013
  • New Telemarketing Rule Requires Express Written Consent, Client Alert, September 2013
  • Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Data Privacy & Security Class Action Litigation, Client Alert, September 2013
  • FTC Chairman John Leibowitz to Step Down, Client Alert, February 2013
  • A Guide to Space Law Terms, Secure World Foundation Glossary, December 2012, Co-Author/Editor
  • Free Speech in the Digital Age: Your Guide to Litigating Online Speech Claims, The Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Litigation and IP and Internet Law Sections, 2020
  • Trends in Telemarketing: An Overview of the TCPA and the Telemarketing Sales Rule, The State Bar of California, Business Law Section, 2017
  • A Guide to Complying with FTC Rules for Paid Promotions on Social Media, Webinar, 2017
  • Tips for Responding to FTC Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs), Webinar, 2016
Representative Matters View Representative Matters
  • Counseled large and small businesses on emerging privacy laws, including the CCPA.
  • Negotiated a settlement in an FTC case involving "free trial" subscription offers.
  • Defended CBD marketers and prepared a white paper disputing FTC authority to seek monetary relief.
  • Advised clients with coaching and business opportunity offers.
  • Helped a national retailer establish compliance with the FTC Act and Fur Products Labeling Act.
  • Assisted businesses responding to data security breaches.
  • Prepared sweepstakes terms and related contracts.
  • Counseled and defended clients facing Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and spam complaints, including lawsuits brought by serial plaintiffs.
  • Secured dismissals and early favorable settlements in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) cases.
  • Second chaired a three-week jury trial in San Francisco Superior Court for defamation claims involving anonymously-posted disparaging online reviews.
  • Discovered the identity of a doe defendant that impersonated and defamed a client anonymously online.
  • Obtained the maximum requested restraining order for ongoing online harassment and cyberstalking.
  • Litigated case involving unauthorized access and violation of employment non-compete claims.
  • Prepared and argued motion to discover perpetrator of unlawful hacking into computer systems.
  • Secured the dismissal of a case seeking seven-figure damages for alleged deceptive advertising.
  • Won a motion for summary judgment, which was upheld on appeal, in a seven-figure products liability case against an international franchisor and franchisee.
  • Awarded over $1.9 million in damages in a copyright infringement case.
  • Prevailed on an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss a case seeking damages for posting a truthful online review.
  • Negotiated a stipulated injunction prohibiting the opposing party from trademark infringement and false advertising in pop culture conventions.
  • Represented a global marketing company in a multi-year arbitration.
  • Protected luxury fashion company's intellectual property rights in ongoing infringement cases.
  • Argued a motion for summary judgment involving novel issues of respondeat superior and employer liability.
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction to prevent unlawful misconduct in the Court of Federal Claims.
  • Won a case against a copycat infringer of a platform integrating blockchain technology.
  • Helped clients appeal to Amazon to reactivate listings.
  • Represented companies advertising on Facebook and Instagram after termination of their accounts.
  • Defended international client against SEC allegations.
  • Secured, in a pro bono case, the full requested monetary and injunctive relief against defendants running a notario fraud scam to defraud immigrants.
Publications View Publications
  • The Essential Guide to FTC Compliance, Investigations, and Enforcement, June 2019, Co-Author
  • Internet Law and Practice in California, CEB Co-Contributor to Chapter on International Issues
  • The Power of an FTC Asset Freeze Order, Blog Post, October 2018
  • California's Internet of Things Cybersecurity Law: Need to Know Points, Client Alert, October 2018
  • Amendments to California's Automatic Renewal Law, Client Alert, July 2018
  • FTC Guidance on Promotional Social Media Content, Daily Journal, April 2017
  • Businesses of All Sizes Should Keep Website Terms Up to Date, Daily Journal, January 2017
  • Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Data Privacy & Security Class Action Litigation, Client Alert, November 2013
  • “Eraser Button” Law Changes Online Privacy Requirements, Client Alert, September 2013
  • New Telemarketing Rule Requires Express Written Consent, Client Alert, September 2013
  • Managing Legal Risks: Trends in Data Privacy & Security Class Action Litigation, Client Alert, September 2013
  • FTC Chairman John Leibowitz to Step Down, Client Alert, February 2013
  • A Guide to Space Law Terms, Secure World Foundation Glossary, December 2012, Co-Author/Editor
Speaking Engagements View Speaking Engagements
  • Free Speech in the Digital Age: Your Guide to Litigating Online Speech Claims, The Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Litigation and IP and Internet Law Sections, 2020
  • Trends in Telemarketing: An Overview of the TCPA and the Telemarketing Sales Rule, The State Bar of California, Business Law Section, 2017
  • A Guide to Complying with FTC Rules for Paid Promotions on Social Media, Webinar, 2017
  • Tips for Responding to FTC Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs), Webinar, 2016
Blog Posts View Blog Posts

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