Florence T. Chen
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Columbia Law School (J.D.)

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School (B.S. in Economics, Concentration in Finance, magna cum laude)

University of Pennsylvania, The College of Arts and Sciences (B.A., International Studies, magna cum laude)

Judicial Clerkship

Law Clerk to the Honorable Debra Ann Livingston, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Florence T. Chen

Florence Chen represents plaintiffs and defendants in various civil litigation matters.  She joined Susman Godfrey after clerking for Judge Debra Ann Livingston of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Prior to clerking, Florence also served as a fellow for the Public Interest Law Initiative and as an associate board member for Chicago non-profit, Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy.  During law school, she served as Managing Editor for the Columbia Law Review and as a judicial extern for Judge Edmond E. Chang of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Florence spent four years in Hong Kong as an investment banker prior to attending law school.  She previously studied finance and international studies through the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, a dual-degree program with the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

Notable Representations

As counsel for the Mostyn Law Firm, Trey Peacock and Florence Chen successfully defeated a breach of contract claim for up to $40 million, brought by a lawyer seeking bonus and compensation in connection with the transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation.  Trey and Florence prevailed on summary judgment as to Plaintiff’s principal claims, obtained a final arbitral award dismissing all of Plaintiff’s claims, and Plaintiff recovered . . . nothing.

Honors and Distinctions

Managing Editor, Columbia Law Review

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship

Best in Class Award, Torts

Teaching Fellow, Torts

James Kent Scholar

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar