On The Rise 2020

Betty Chen

Betty Chen, Fish & Richardson, Redwood City, CA

Betty Chen, Fish & Richardson, Redwood City, CA

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Betty Chen

Betty Chen is a principal in the Silicon Valley office of Fish & Richardson. She is a trial lawyer who focuses on high-tech litigation for industry-leading pharmaceutical companies, Fortune 100 technology companies and more, including Microsoft, DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, Sun Pharmaceuticals, Taro Pharmaceuticals and Adobe. She is lead counsel on patent, trade secret, antitrust, breach of contract and fraud disputes in some of the nation’s highest profile IP disputes involving smartphone technology. Recently, she handled three separate cases each resulting in the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissing their multimillion-dollar cases against her clients for $0.

Ms. Chen is one of the youngest leaders at Fish and her dedication to diversity is an inspiration to young women and minority attorneys at the firm. The first minority woman to serve as Fish’s Global Hiring Principal, Ms. Chen oversees hiring across the firm’s 14 offices. Ms. Chen’s pro bono and community work also serve to advance women and minorities in the legal profession and access to justice to under-served people in the community.