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Karl Lawrence Chen

Karl Lawrence Chen

CHEN Law, LLC
  • Personal Injury, Business Law, Estate Planning...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Summary

Unique and Unconventional.

Unlike many other lawyers, I had the privilege of working outside the legal profession, giving me the perspective of real world issues from the lenses of my clients.

Before becoming a lawyer, during the late 1980s and early 1990s, I held several positions in sales for various Fortune 1000 companies. I gained significant insight and experience that to this day, cultivates the manner in which I deliver legal services to my clients. I believe that consultative guidance is necessary, whether it's resolving a business transaction or litigating a personal injury claim.

I am a son, husband, father, "pops", friend, fraternity brother and most importantly, spiritually guided in my life endeavors.

I spend my free time enjoying the many bonds and ties that I have established within my community of family and friends. I am also an avid boater.

My legal career began at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance, after seven years working as a securities sales professional in the financial services arena. From there, I spent a combination of fourteen years in various senior roles in the legal departments of well established public companies, namely, Nextel Communications, Inc. Fannie Mae and Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc.

In 1998, I also started, operated and eventually sold a coffebar in Virginia, which gained local notoriety for delivering a customer experience that rivaled some of the more famous coffeehouses that exist today.

In 2011, I embarked on a journey to deliver legal services that would touch people in a manner that would help them in achieving their dream of launching a business, growing their business and protecting their assets. It also morphed into helping people maximize their opportunity to be compensated when they or a loved one was injured or fatally wounded.

Helping people is what CHEN Law, LLC is devoted to accomplishing. Give me a call today to discuss your needs.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Securities Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Maryland
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
CHEN Law, LLC
Current
Senior Counsel
Towers Watson & Co. (f/k/a Watson Wyatt Worldwide)
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Corporate Attorney responsible for securities reporting and compliance for publicly-traded company and lead counsel for investment adviser division. Served as part of the M&A team in the $3.5 billion merger of Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt Worldwide.
Associate General Counsel Securities Compliance
Fannie Mae
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Developed, Implemented and Monitored Compliance Plans for several business units within Fannie Mae.
Special Counsel
Nextel Communications, Inc.
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Corporate Attorney handling securities reporting and compliance, transactional, marketing and advertising matters.
Attorney-Adviser
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
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Attorney in the Division of Corporation Finance with responsibility of review of IPOs, M&A, shareholder proposals, proxy statement reviews and providing comments to registrants and their respective counsels to ensure disclosure conformed with securities rules and regulations.
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. (1994)
Editor in Chief, University of Baltimore School of Law – Law Forum
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Ohio University
B.B.A. (1985) | Finance
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Professional Associations
Washington Bar Association
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National Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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Maryland Association for Justice
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The American Association For Justice (AAJ)
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Prince George’s County Bar Association
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Maryland State Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
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CHEN Law, LLC Website
Contact & Map
9701 Apollo Dr #337
Largo, MD 20774
USA
Telephone: (301) 358-3981
Fax: (888) 798-9306