Most Influential Minority Attorneys: Hailyn Chen, Fred Rowley

Munger, Tolles & Olson litigators Hailyn J. Chen and Fred A. Rowley, Jr. were named “Most Influential Minority Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Business Journal in a report published on Jan. 28, 2019. Ms. Chen and Mr. Rowley were among 50 minority lawyers recognized for being “particularly impactful on the legal scene while serving as trusted advisors in the [Los Angeles] region, along with maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the Los Angeles business and legal community at large.”

Ms. Chen was recognized for her representation of clients as the University of California Board of Regents and Airbnb in some of their most challenging litigation and investigations. The publication also cited her appointment by the California Supreme Court to the State Bar’s Board of Trustees.

Mr. Rowley was recognized for a string of recent appellate victories, including “a legal trifecta” in which he won three subsequent appeals in the California Supreme Court, Second Circuit and Ninth Circuit in 2018. The publication noted how Mr. Rowley’s victories “demonstrate[d] both persuasive lawyering and deep technical mastery of several distinct sets of issues.”

Ms. Chen’s practice focuses on complex business litigation and internal and government investigations. She frequently represents higher education institutions in a range of litigation matters and investigations. An active member of the legal and civic community, Ms. Chen co-chairs the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s Woman Advocate Committee and is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Mr. Rowley, a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, represents a wide range of clients, from Fortune 100 companies to non-profit organizations, in appeals before federal and state courts across the country. He has argued nearly 50 appeals and served as lead counsel in dozens more.