Taylor English Lands Experienced Litigation Attorney in Atlanta

March 29, 2014

Taylor English Duma is pleased to announce that Lisa E. Chang has joined the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. Prior to joining Taylor English, Chang served as County Attorney and Chief Legal Officer for DeKalb County, Ga., where she oversaw all the county’s civil legal matters, including drafting ordinances, advising elected officials and department heads or representing the County in litigation.  The civil litigation she supervised ranged from a $1.2 billion consent decree with the United States EPA and county-city disputes to multimillion-dollar construction disputes and employment matters.  A former Jones Day lawyer, Chang has successfully defended against proposed class and collective employment actions. “Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and talent for our government and public entity clients, particularly in handling hotly litigated matters,” said Todd E. Jones, Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group chair. “She has exactly the skill set and track record that our clients prize, and she boosts the firm’s litigation capabilities in high-stakes, sensitive legal matters. Lisa’s commitment to quality and effective legal work is consistent with our goals, and we are pleased to have her as part of our team.” At Taylor English, Chang will serve individuals, government and public entities, and public and private companies in a full range of litigation, including employment disputes, commercial transactions, and state and federal constitutional challenges. Chang is involved in a number of professional and civic organizations.  She is a past president of both the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and a current board member of each of their foundations.  She served for many years on the board of the Georgia Legal Services Program and the Georgia Supreme Court's Commission on Access and Fairness in the Courts.  She is a past chair and current member of the Atlanta Bar Association's Labor & Employment Section. Chang earned her undergraduate degree from Amherst College and her law degree from Columbia University School of Law.

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