Chong S. Park
Chong is a seasoned trial lawyer with over 25 years experience serving as lead counsel in complex litigation for companies and individuals.
Based in Ropes & Gray’s Washington, D.C. and San Francisco offices, Chong is renowned for his experience as a litigator, having served five years as a senior attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition, Anticompetitive Practices Division, and also having served previously as a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco.
Chong has first-chaired bench and jury trials in federal and state courts and has substantial experience in class action litigation and government enforcement actions. His practice focuses on high-stakes matters, representation in government regulatory proceedings and investigations, alternative dispute resolution, and counseling. In proceedings initiated by government agencies, Chong has significant experience representing clients before the FTC, DOJ and the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition. Chong has also served as the lead attorney representing individual clients, including in one case where he secured a finding of actual innocence for a client who had been wrongfully convicted of a serious crime.
In cases involving the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, Chong has extensive experience and has litigated numerous cases involving issues of standards abuse and the alleged wrongful procurement and enforcement of patents for unfair competitive advantage. He has represented high technology companies in connection with investigations relating to the enforcement and licensing of standards-essential patents before the EU and US antitrust agencies and has counseled clients on patent pooling, licensing and consortium activities. Chong also has represented health care and pharmaceutical companies in numerous antitrust investigations and lawsuits.
Chong has represented companies as both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation. His clients come from diverse business sectors including technology, health care, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, manufacturing, financial services, food and beverage, and oil and gas.
Chong also maintains an active pro bono docket. He has had substantial experience in handling criminal matters and appeals, immigration and asylum cases, disability and civil rights matters, and he is currently lead counsel for the American Bar Association and individual plaintiffs in the lawsuit challenging the Department of Education’s handling of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (“PSLF”).
Chong is a triathlete, has a black belt in tae kwon do, and has competed on the local, state, and national levels in both disciplines.