Angela M. Liu is an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group, where she focuses on the defense of publicly-traded companies and their directors and officers in securities class action litigation, derivative litigation, SEC investigations, merger litigation, corporate governance disputes, mutual fund litigation, and other complex commercial litigation.
Ms. Liu’s litigation experience includes the representation of public companies in cases involving allegations of false or misleading public disclosures or breaches of fiduciary duties by directors and officers. Ms. Liu has represented, among others, certain directors and officers of Discover Financial Services, Inc. in connection with a derivative action; certain officers of Delcath Systems Group, Inc. in connection with a securities class action; and directors and officers of AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. in connection with a derivative action involving executive compensation.
In her pro bono practice, Ms. Liu has represented certain plaintiffs at trial in litigation challenging the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s voter identification laws. She has also served as settlement counsel in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois’ Settlement Assistance Program. Ms. Liu is a recipient of Dechert’s 2014 Samuel E. Klein Pro Bono Awards, an honor recognizing lawyers who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to providing pro bono legal services.
Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Liu served as an associate in the litigation practice of an international law firm and clerked for the Honorable John R. Gibson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She has also worked as an associate at a political fundraising firm in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Liu earned her JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2009. While at UNC Law, Ms. Liu served as Editor in Chief of the North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation and on the Dean’s Advisory Council. She also was a recipient of the Sonnenschein Scholarship, the Katten Muchin Rosenman Minority Scholarship, and the Corporate Counsel Women of Color Scholarship. Ms. Liu also earned her BA, phi beta kappa and with highest honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was also a recipient of the Morehead Scholarship, the oldest merit scholarship program in the U.S.
Ms. Liu is an appointed member of the firm’s Associates Committee, serving as a conduit for communication between associates and firm management.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2004, highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Morehead Scholar
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2009, Editor in Chief of the North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Honorable John R. Gibson, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
American Bar Association