Karen Chan’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and general corporate matters.

Karen represents private and public companies, large institutional investors and emerging-growth companies in a wide range of industries, including technology, biotechnology, food and beverage and energy. She also represents foreign airlines on a variety of corporate and U.S. regulatory matters and has experience in venture capital financings, executive compensation plans and real estate transactions.

Representative Experience

Represented California Public Employees Retirement System in $3 billion secondary sale of real estate investments to a unit of the Blackstone Group.

Represented Jollibee Food, the largest restaurant company in the Philippines, in its acquisition of U.S. fast-casual burger chain Smashburger.

Represented MP Biomedicals, a manufacturer of life sciences, fine chemical and diagnostic products, in the sale of the company to a Chinese state-owned enterprise, Valiant.

Professional Highlights

2016 Public Counsel Community Development Project’s Pro Bono Award


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2014
    cum laude, Order of the Coif

    B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2005
    Art History and International Development Studies


  • California