CHEN MALIN LLP is a boutique law firm founded on the belief that effective advocacy is never formulaic; that complex issues may be explained simply; and that clients deserve clear answers when they seek counsel. We help companies enhance and protect their competitive advantage with sensible business solutions, creative strategies, and effective execution. We are not defensive when representing defendants; and we advance credible rather than remarkable claims when advising injured clients. Our litigators equal transactional lawyers in understanding a client's business needs; and we know how deal terms impact downstream disputes when negotiating transactions. Our practice centers around IP litigation, commercial litigation, and complex transactions.
Our founding partners, Li Chen and Steve Malin, practiced together for over a decade at a large international law firm, where prior to his departure Li was the Head of the Dallas Office IP Litigation Group. They are recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, Managing IP, D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas, Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers, and Legal 500. Past clients have said the following of our lawyers:
- "one of the most effective and efficient counsel I have ever worked with"
- "great understanding of business operation(s)"
- "widely respected lead litigator and trial lawyer with strategic vision"
- "strong trial lawyer . . . admired for his ability to assimilate and simplify complex technological details in IP disputes of all kinds"