Chen Leftwich LLP


  • MBE

Firm Size

  • 3-5

Willing to Act as Local Counsel

  • Yes

The lawyers at CHEN MALIN LLP held senior positions at Sidley Austin LLP (including as Head of the IP Litigation and Licensing Groups at Sidley-Dallas) before launching the Firm. Our team is comprised of lawyers that have multiple first-chair trial wins against AmLaw 100 firms; a record of prevailing before skeptical jurists on arguments that had been earlier rejected (when those arguments were presented by co-defendants); repeatedly stymied plaintiffs that have secured 9- to 10-figure recoveries against others in the industry; and secured meaningful protections for clients entering into technology transactions that impact upwards of 11-figures in annual revenues. We practice at the intersection of complex technology transactions and litigation, and we form solutions using a multi-disciplinary approach because our clients do not present us with one-dimensional issues.

We welcome alternative-fee arrangements where the value that we bring can be measured against results. We routinely partner with other firms, to assist on transactions, as local counsel, or with trials–whether in the context of mock trials or as a part of the trial team. And we have a record of successfully partnering with NAMWOLF firms.

Our clients consist primarily of Fortune 100 and Global Fortune 500 companies, and our work has led to recognitions in IAM Strategy 300, Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers Best Law Firms (Tier 1 for 3 practice areas), Chambers USA, Managing IP (IP Stars), Martindale-Hubbell (AV), and SuperLawyers (TX). We welcome the opportunity to discuss our story with you, and to gauge whether we’re the right fit for your needs.


Dallas, TX

1700 Pacific Ave., Suite 2400

(214) 627-9955

Person of contact: Li Chen, Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance
    • Collections and Foreclosures
    • Litigation
  • Corporate, M&A & Securities
    • Equipment Procurement, Leasing, and Finance
    • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
    • Master Services and Supply Agreements
  • Intellectual Property
    • Copyright
    • IP Agreements/Licensing
    • Litigation
    • Other Transactions
    • Patents
    • Software Distribution Agreements
    • Trademark
  • Litigation/Trials
    • Intellectual Property (Patent/Trademark)
    • Regulatory (Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law)
  • Privacy and Information Security/Cyber
    • Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy
    • E-signature/E-delivery
    • Litigation
  • Technology Transactions
    • Acquisition and Licensing of Patents, Software, Trademarks and Trade Secrets
    • Enterprise Resource Platforms: Cloud/SaaS/PaaS Computing
    • Joint Ventures and Technology Development Agreements
    • Master Services Agreements
    • Master Supply Agreements
  • Telecommunications