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Roger O. Chao

Roger is a litigation associate at Arent Fox.
Roger O. Chao, Associate, New York at Arent Fox

Roger has experience conducting internal investigations and regulatory enforcement. His litigation practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and real estate matters, where he defends companies against claims involving breach of contract, fiduciary duty, fraud, and other business torts. He also has experience defending companies against lawsuits in environmental matters, focusing on issues arising out of the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

Roger’s internal investigations and regulatory enforcement experience includes acting as a senior member of a team appointed by the New York State Department of Financial Services to investigate and monitor one of the world’s largest corporate and investment banks, where he worked on assessing the bank’s system of internal controls and ensuring compliance with anti-money laundering regulations. 

Previous Work

Roger previously worked as a paralegal in an international law firm, focusing his time on multidistrict litigations. During law school, he was Senior Editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Professional Activities

Roger is active in the firm’s pro bono efforts, working on cases involving domestic abuse and child support. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and an active participant of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Life Beyond the Law

In his spare time, Roger enjoys partaking in New York City’s culinary adventures. He also enjoys watching the latest movies and considers himself an expert on Friends trivia.