Rebecca Chang is an Associate Attorney at Handley Farah & Anderson, where she represents workers, consumers and vulnerable populations who have been harmed by corporate misconduct and government abuse.
Ms. Chang litigates class actions around the country involving antitrust violations, consumer fraud, and civil rights violations. She also litigates the individual claims of whistleblowers who disclose fraudulent activity.
As an antitrust lawyer, Ms. Chang is currently counsel in several major antitrust actions, including Jien et al v. Perdue Farms, Inc. et al, which alleges that poultry processors conspired to depress the compensation of processing plant workers; Jabbie et. al. v. Global Tel*Link Corp et. al., which alleges that providers of telephone services to prisoners conspired to inflate prices; and Moehrl v. National Association of Realtors, et al., which alleges that the National Association of Realtors and four largest real estate brokerages conspired to inflate commissions charged to sellers of homes.
As a lawyer for consumers, Ms. Chang is counsel in multiple nationwide class actions alleging that companies made material misrepresentations about their products, breached their warranties, and/or sold defective products. Those cases involve some of the most widely used consumer products in the country, including Ford-F150 trucks, Apple iPhones, Volkswagen vehicles, Samsung smartwatches, and Jeep vehicles.
Ms. Chang also has substantial experience representing whistleblowers under the False Claims Act and SEC’s whistleblower program. She has litigated such cases involving Medicare fraud, private equity fraud, accounting schemes, misleading financial product sales, violations of the Stark anti-kickback laws, and contractors defrauding state or government agencies.
Ms. Chang obtained her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor-in-chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and a Dean’s Scholar in Corporations, Property and Taxation. Ms. Chang was also an Honors Program Intern in the Office of General Counsel at the SEC in Washington, DC, and a Ford Foundation Public Interest Fellow at the National Consumer Law Center.
Prior to Harvard Law, Ms. Chang worked in Hong Kong, helping oversee a multi-million-dollar portfolio of philanthropic grants and social enterprise investments. She also worked as a program manager in an economic policy research group.
Ms. Chang is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and admitted to the bar in New York and Washington, DC.
Notable Class Action Cases
- Poultry Worker Compensation: Ms. Chang is co-lead counsel in Jien et al v. Perdue Farms, Inc. et al, which alleges that the leading poultry processors conspired to depress the compensation of processing plant workers.
- Prison Single Calls: Ms. Chang is counsel in Jabbie et. al. v. Global Tel*Link Corp et. al., which alleges that the leading prison telecom providers fix the prices of certain calls and lied to governments to charge those prices.
- Real Estate Commissions: Ms. Chang is counsel in Moehrl v. National Association of Realtors, et al., which alleges that the National Association of Realtors and the four largest real estate brokerages conspired to inflate the commissions charged to sellers of homes.
- NYPD Record Searches: Ms. Chang is counsel in Belle et al v. The City of New York, which alleges that the New York City Police Department engages in the unconstitutional practice of detaining people to conduct record searches when no reasonable suspicion exists to do so.
- Apple Device Storage: Ms. Chang is counsel in Orshan v. Apple Inc., which alleges that certain Apple devices, including iPads and iPhones with 16 GB of memory, possess materially less storage than promised.
- Ford Dashboards: Ms. Chang is counsel in Carter v. Ford Motor Company, which alleges that certain Ford F-150 vehicles suffer from a defect that warps the dashboard.
- Samsung Gear S Batteries: Ms. Chang is counsel in Clemmons et. al. v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., which alleges the Samsung Gear S Smartwatch does not live up to Samsung’s assertions concerning battery life.
- Volkswagen Stalling: Ms. Chang is counsel in Dickinson v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., which alleges that certain Volkswagen vehicles suffer from a defect that causes them to abruptly stop.
- SquareTrade: Ms. Chang is counsel in Shuman v. SquareTrade, which alleges that SquareTrade systematically failed to pay consumers their entitled reimbursements under their Protection Plans.
- FCA Cooling Fans: Ms. Chang is counsel in Flores v. FCA US, LLC, which alleges that 2015-2017 Jeep Renegade and Ram ProMaster City vehicles were falsely advertised and possess defective cooling fans.
- Gerard Roof Products: Ms. Chang is counsel in Wyse v. Gerard Roof Products, LLC, which alleges that stone-coated metal roofing sold by Gerard Roof Products, LLC was falsely advertised and suffers from a significant defect.