Attorney & Counselor at Law
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began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in New York,
prosecuting felony crimes with the Major Crimes Bureau.
began his civil litigation career with the law firm of Wilson,
Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker where he gained extensive
experience defending to verdict, high-profile premises security
matters for the New York City Housing Authority as well as
several large privately-owned cooperative housing developments.
was a member of the trial team that successfully defended the
Columbine Sheriff’s Department in the many civil actions that
ensued from the tragic shootings at the Columbine High School in
Mr. Chao gained extensive experience in the area
of employment law working with Liddle & Robinson where he
litigated and negotiated the resolution of a variety of
arbitrations and employment contract disputes in the securities
industry in the areas of discrimination and wrongful
terminations, including: Title VII, ADEA, ADA, ERISA, and state
and city discrimination claims. Mr. Chao has had enormous
success litigating employment related claims before the NASD,
the AAA, and federal and state courts.
was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps where he
commanded an M-60A1 Main Battle Tank, and was stationed at Camp
Lejeune, North Carolina. Mr. Chao attained his BA from the City
University of New York, Queens College, graduating with Phi Beta
Kappa honors in 1993. Mr. Chao earned his JD degree from the Washington & Lee School of Law in Lexington, Virginia in 1996.
1997 - New York State; 2000 – United States District Court:
Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; 2003 – United States
District Court: Northern District of New York; 2005 - 2d Circuit
Court of Appeals.
International Business Machines Corp.,
F. Supp. 2d 301 (S.D.N.Y. 2005);
Champlain Enterprises, Inc.,
reported in F. Supp. 2d, 2004 WL 1616361 (S.D.N.Y. 2004);
Zurakov v. Register.Com, Inc.,
304 A.D.2d 176, 760
N.Y.S.2d 13 (1st Dept. 2003).
Mr. Chao is an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Association of the Bar of
the City of New York, the New York State Trial Lawyers
Association, the Asian American Bar Association, and the
National Association of Asian American Professionals.