Lesley Chuang's practice focuses on the defense of pharmaceutical, life science, and medical device companies in a variety of cases, including multidistrict product liability litigation and complex commercial litigation.
Lesley is a member of DLA Piper’s Product Liability and Mass Tort group and has litigated in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine. Lesley is experienced in toxic tort litigation and regulatory compliance and has counseled clients on issues involving emerging contaminants, in particular the state of the law and science of PFAS across the U.S. Lesley holds a graduate degree in molecular biology and genetics. Prior to law school, she performed basic research in developmental biology and clinical research in reproductive medicine and co-authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals.
In addition to her litigation practice, Lesley is actively involved in pro bono and has experience with asylum and special immigrant juvenile status matters. She also serves on the steering committee of the Senior Associates Forum at the Boston Bar Association and the Mass Torts & Class Action Committee at NAPABA and mentors law students and new lawyers through the Legal Mentor Network.
- Chinese (Mandarin)
- B.S., Biology/Psychology, Union College 2003
- M.A., Molecular Biology, Princeton University 2008
Certification, Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics, Yale University 2011
J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law 2012