Angeline ChenOf Counsel
Angeline Chen has over 25 years of corporate business experience, nearly two decades of which were in the aerospace and defense industry, including 10 years as a general counsel and service on several boards of directors. Her extensive operational perspective informs her practice area focus in the areas of governance, compliance, cybersecurity, risk management, national and homeland security, business strategy, regulatory and government affairs.
She joins DLA Piper after serving as Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at Siemens Government Technologies (SGT), a subsidiary of Siemens. In addition to leading a diverse team of contracts, compliance, international trade, security, and quality professionals, at SGT Angeline was responsible for spearheading the legal aspects of the integration and divestiture of certain Siemens acquisitions and asset transfers into and out of SGT, and responsible for supporting US national security-related due diligence on various M&A transactions.
Angeline previously served as Deputy Associate General Counsel for Info Security at the National Security Agency (NSA) where she was involved with industry and other USG agencies on CFIUS, Exon-Florio and NID matters. She was Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC), where she was also Corporate Secretary and Ethics Officer, and an appointed member of MMC's Board of Directors. Angeline also served as Associate General Counsel for Advanced Concepts and Technology with Lockheed Martin Corporation (LM) and the general counsel for LM's Center for Innovation. Associate General Counsel for International Launch Services (a LM subsidiary and joint venture), and Assistant General Counsel with the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT). She also co-taught “Technology, Terrorism, and National Security Law” for 15 years at George Mason University Law School, and taught a course on organizational behavioural management at University of Maryland University College for 2 years.
She is a frequent speaker at conferences and various events on topics relating to cybersecurity, national security, compliance and diversity. She is deeply committed to the advancement of women and people of color in industry and the legal profession, previously serving as the Executive Champion for Siemens Asian American resource group. She currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Women, Power and Influence in the Law and the Georgetown University Cybersecurity Law Institute. She has previously served as a Director on the boards of SGT, MMC, Space Systems Loral and SSL Federal. She is an active member of NACD, WCD, the Association of Corporate Counsel, APABA, and the ABA. She is also a member of the Fellows of the ABA Foundation.
- J.D., Villanova University
- LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
- M.B.A., University of Maryland