Chancellor Tseng joined Joseph, Cohen & Del Vecchio (JCD) as an Associate Attorney in 2023. His areas of expertise include complex civil litigation with emphasis on commercial, banking, real estate, intellectual property, and products liability. Chance has represented a wide variety of individual and corporate clients in federal, state, and appellate courts. He helps his clients successfully navigate all facets of civil litigation, including pre-litigation analysis of key legal and factual issues; discovery; trial; pre and post-trial motions; and settlement negotiations and mediations.
Representative matters handled by Chance include:
- Won a breach of contract bench trial in state court.
- Obtained summary judgment for a major bank in state court.
- Successfully protected an international Fortune 500 corporation’s source code and trade secrets from disclosure in a high-stakes products liability action.
- Dismissed an international seven-figure federal complaint through forum non conveniens.
- Recouped over a million dollars in attorneys’ fees for his clients.
- Protected unauthorized disclosure of confidential client information, affirmed on appeal.
- Litigated through settlement and trial preparations disputes from all industries in the six to eight figure ranges.
Prior to joining JCD, Chance served as a member of the Litigation Department and Intellectual Property practice group at Hopkins & Carley, where he focused on complex commercial, real estate, banking, and intellectual property litigation in courts and before the TTAB. Chance was also an associate at Bowman and Brooke LLP, where he defended high-exposure products liability actions for international Fortune 500 manufacturers, with particular emphasis on autonomous vehicle litigation.
During law school, Chance served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Laurel Beeler, U.S. Magistrate Judge of the Northern District of California, and the Honorable Troy L. Nunley, U.S. District Judge of the Eastern District of California. He was also a research assistant to Professors Rose Cuison-Villazor and Peter Lee. Additionally, Chance worked in the corporate law department of BlackBerry Ltd., a major international producer of smartphones, tablets, cybersecurity and Internet of Things software. Chance was heavily involved in Moot Court, serving on the honors board and competing in the UCLA Cyber Crimes Moot Court Competition. He also served as a President for the King Hall Intellectual Property Law Association, and as a Music Director for Law Cappella.
He is a member of the State Bar of California, the District of Columbia Bar, and he is admitted to practice before all California state courts, as well as the Northern, Eastern, and Central District Courts of California.
Chance was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall) in 2018. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Musicology and Violin from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011.