Joy Chen focuses her practice on the defense of product liability cases and personal injury matters. She represents clients throughout the supply chain, including manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. Joy also has defended cases across many industries involving products such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, health care products, household appliances, retail consumer goods, and more. Joy achieved summary judgment for a durable medical device manufacturer and summary adjudication on behalf of a pharmaceutical company, and has assisted in numerous settlement negotiations as well as preparation for trial.
In addition, Joy practices in employment law representing companies on matters involving wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, and wage-and- hour disputes under state and federal law. She provides legal counsel and advice to employers and human resources professionals on issues such as hiring, firing, discipline, disability/medical leave, and compliance with developing employment law in California.
Joy is a member of Wilson Elser's Asia, Product Liability, and Employment & Labor practices and serves on the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She is also active in the community and supports the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
During law school, Joy served as vice president of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. She was the founder of Loyola Law School's award-winning Diversity Program and was the first appointed Diversity Chair for the Student Bar Association. Joy also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Socrates P. Manoukian in the Superior Court of California, Santa Clara.
San Francisco's First “Retail Workers' Bill of Rights” Creates More Obligations for Retail Employers
San Francisco Adopts Retail Workers' Bill of Rights
July 17, 2015
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has passed two ordinances, codified as Hours and Retention Protections for Formula Retail Employees, San Francisco Police Code Article 33F, and Fair Scheduling and Treatment of Formula Retail Employees, San Francisco Police Code Article 33G. Under the designation “Retail Workers' Bill of Rights, ” the new legislation will regulate employee hours, scheduling and retention and the treatment of part-time employees at certain standardized retail establishments in San Francisco.
CA Supreme Court to Decide If Insurance Companies Can Be Sued under the Unfair Competition Law
CA: Can Insurance Companies Be Sued under the UCL?
May 23, 2013
On May 8, the Supreme Court of California heard oral arguments in a case that could decide whether an insured can bring a cause of action against its insurer under the Unfair Competition Law and if previous case law bars such an action.
Law360 Publishes Article on CA Case that Could Greatly Impact Insurance Companies
June 5, 2013