David J. Tecson

David concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation in state and federal court. He has successfully tried diverse cases to verdict and judgment. His experience includes commercial claims, healthcare, insurance coverage, employment, ERISA, director and officer liability, and class-action litigation.

He is also a former prosecutor for the Illinois Secretary of State. His clients include hospital systems, medical providers, schools, manufacturers, a wide range of business ventures, and international corporations based in Europe and South America. Notable trial work includes David’s successful prosecution of a complex managed care cases, multiple arbitrations on behalf of hospitals, a successful three-week federal jury trial, qui tam litigation, medical staff corrective action hearings, the prosecution and defense of director and officer claims, and international litigation.

He frequently counsels clients on employment issues. When necessary, he litigates employment claims before the U.S. District Court, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission and other administrative agencies.

David lectures and writes on various topics arising out of his practice. The Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education selected him to co-author (with Ryan Haas) a chapter (Remedies) of the 2018 Practice Handbook on Employment Discrimination.

David worked in Argentina and Brazil prior to starting his practice in Chicago, and he is proficient in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.

He served as a guest professor in the healthcare section of DePaul University College of Law (2018), as an adjunct professor at Loyola University School of Law teaching a course in healthcare litigation (2016) and as a guest professor at Wheaton College where he taught a course on international dispute resolution and litigation (2013-2015).

David currently serves on Chuhak & Tecson’s Diversity & Inclusion Council.

Chuhak & Tecson:

Chuhak & Tecson offers more than just solutions. Since 1987, our experienced lawyers have served our clients not only as counselors but also as valued partners. With Chuhak & Tecson you will find a collaborative team of legal advisers who share a genuine interest in your success—professionals whose entrepreneurial spirit and vision are compatible with your own. All our attorneys are self-starters who maintain a holistic view of your goals, inspiring us to be creative in our solutions and driving us to remain a step ahead in moving your needs forward.

Chuhak & Tecson is built on the values that inspired the firm’s founders over 30 years ago—hard work, honesty and integrity. We position ourselves to attract attorneys with these values. As a team and as individuals, we do what’s right for the people we represent and the communities where we live and serve. Unlike many law firms where layers of bureaucracy impede direct contact with counsel, we connect our clients with experienced lawyers right away. It’s how we show we’re right there with you. This synthesis of experience and accessibility enables us to deliver high-quality service and solutions at a fair price.

Our home in Chicago is an advantage, too, and not just as a venue of Midwest values. Our Loop address places our firm in close proximity to local clients and in a prime central location for clients from across the United States.

 

Amy Laurendeau

Amy Laurendeau has extensive experience defending class and mass tort actions. She routinely defends pharmaceutical and medical device companies in coordinated proceedings and other high-stakes trials and appeals. She has defended class actions involving prescription and over-the-counter medicines, cosmetics, electronics, and insurance, to name a few.

In addition to her mass tort and class action work, Amy has represented clients across varied industries in complex business litigation matters, ranging from contract disputes, to trade secret violations, to insurance coverage and bad faith claims.

Amy also dedicates significant time to pro bono work, including political asylum and civil rights matters.

Firm Overview:

Orange County, California, is a thriving center for business innovation and home to companies making exciting advances in industries ranging from computer technology to life sciences to financial services. For the past 36 years, O’Melveny’s Newport Beach office has grown along with the local business community, advising and collaborating with many of the region’s most prominent companies as they have developed from local entrepreneurs to players on the world stage.

Our litigators advocate for clients in high-stakes trials in state and federal courts across the United States and before international tribunals, while our transactional lawyers regularly handle billion-dollar deals that realize important strategic objectives. Whether advising our publicly traded companies on complex securities issues or defending the patent portfolios of high-tech companies, O’Melveny’s Newport Beach lawyers blend their diverse talents to help clients achieve their most important goals.

Tiffany M. Ikeda

Tiffany Ikeda represents businesses in a wide range of complex commercial disputes and bankruptcies. She has substantial experience in federal and state court actions, including the areas of creditor rights, class actions, consumer protection, California Proposition 65, product liability, and environmental law. Ms. Ikeda represents major energy companies, pharmaceutical companies, financial institutions, and manufacturers and retailers of consumer products.

Ms. Ikeda maintains an active pro bono practice. In 2013, she was recognized by the Western Center on Law and Poverty as a “Rock Star” for her pro bono representation of low income tenants in a certified class action against the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, and she currently serves on the Western Center’s Advisory Board. Ms. Ikeda also counsels non-profit organizations on a wide range of intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on trademarks.

Ms. Ikeda is a member of the Los Angeles office’s hiring committee and serves on the firmwide women’s affinity group steering committee. She serves on the editorial boards of the firm’s litigation newsletter and Data Security Roundup, and she is a regular contributor to the firm’s consumer protection blog.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ikeda worked as an extern at the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York. Ms. Ikeda was also an extern with the Domestic Violence Bureau of the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.

Firm Overview:

Arnold & Porter is a firm of nearly 1,000 lawyers, providing sophisticated litigation and transactional capabilities, renowned regulatory experience and market-leading multidisciplinary practices in the life sciences and financial services industries. Client-driven and industry focused, our lawyers practice across more than 30 practice areas, including bankruptcy, corporate finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax, to help clients with complex needs stay ahead of the global market, anticipate opportunities and address issues that impact the very value of their businesses. Our global reach, experience and deep knowledge allow us to work across geographic, cultural, technological and ideological borders, to offer clients forward-looking, results-oriented solutions that resolve their US, international and cross-border legal needs.