Ms Angela Liu > Dechert LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
35 West Wacker Drive
Suite 3400
CHICAGO, IL 60601-1608
United States
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Securities Litigation/Enforcement




Angela M. Liu is a partner in the firm’s litigation practice group, where she focuses on the defense of publicly-traded companies and their directors and officers in securities class action litigation, derivative litigation, SEC investigations, merger litigation, corporate governance disputes, and other complex commercial litigation. Ms. Liu has successfully advised and defended public companies, as well as directors and officers in a wide range of matters arising from allegations of breaches of fiduciary duties, M&A litigation, accounting irregularities, and inadequate or misleading public disclosures.

In her pro bono practice, Ms. Liu has successfully represented plaintiffs at trial and in the Tenth Circuit in litigation challenging Kansas’ voter registration laws, as well as represented certain plaintiffs at trial and in the Seventh Circuit in litigation challenging the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s voter identification laws with the American Civil Liberties Union. She was also lead counsel for certain plaintiffs in expedited proceedings in Tennessee that resulted in expanded access to mail-in voting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  She has also recently addressed the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva with the Advocates for Human Rights. In addition, Ms. Liu is co-chair of the Asian Affinity Group and sits on the firmwide Diversity and Inclusion, Hiring, and Innovation committees. 


  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – 2018 Fellow
  • Law Alumni Association Board Member – UNC School of Law
  • Alumni Engagement Committee – UNC School of Law (Co-Chair)
  • Judicial Clerkship Committee – UNC School of Law
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Planning Committee, ABA Judicial Division Bench & Bar Academy
  • Law360‘s Securities Litigation Editorial Advisory Board


  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2004, Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Morehead Scholar
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2009, Editor in Chief of the North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense

Dechert LLP handles a varied mix of merger-related cases concerning change of control and transactional litigation for private equity funds, sovereign investors and major corporations. The firm has experienced trial lawyers capable of handling matters filed in federal or state courts across the US, including the main corporate litigation hub of Delaware. David Kistenbroker and David Kelley lead the trials, investigations and securities practice from Chicago and New York, respectively. Kistenbroker frequently representing public companies in securities class actions, derivative suits, merger cases, SEC investigations, internal investigations and corporate governance disputes. With Joni Jacobsen and up-and-coming partner Angela Liu—both in Chicago—Kistenbroker advised Molson Coors on matters arising from its $12bn acquisition of SABMiller’s interest in MillerCoors. In New York, key partner Neil Steiner has a similarly diverse practice, acting on behalf of hedge funds, investment advisers, corporations and  senior executives.