B.A. Pomona College, 1998
J.D. Stanford Law School, 2003
Emily Chen is a consultant to the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy. Executing on the mission of the University of California Global Food Initiative, Chen is the lead researcher and writer for a report analyzing how law schools across the nation are addressing, and can engage, issues of food equity. Chen also advises the Resnick Program on capacity building, on-the-ground impact projects, public programs, and communications.
A seasoned attorney, Chen has served as in-house counsel to various technology startups in the Silicon Valley. In that capacity, she negotiated global technology transactions, developed and recommended best practices for company policies and procedures, advised and collaborated on new product development, and strategized on trademark matters. Previously, Chen was a corporate associate at the New York-based law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP in their San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, where she specialized in initial public offerings, financings, corporate governance compliance, and general corporate matters for companies in a variety of industries, including solar and biotechnology.
Chen received her J.D. from Stanford Law School. Following graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Harry L. Hupp of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Chen received her B.A. in International Relations from Pomona College, and is conversationally fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Chen has served on the board of directors for Youth Speaks, a leading urban youth literacy and arts organization based in San Francisco. She participates in the Los Angeles Food Policy Council, and has written on food system issues. In addition, Chen supports various food advocacy organizations in a volunteer capacity throughout Los Angeles.
Consultant and Food Law Scholar, Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy
Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Legal Practice Course), Kaplan Law School, 2013
LL.M. (International Commercial Law), University of Leicester, 2009
LL.B. (Hons) Law, University of Leicester, 2007
Anna Roozbahani is a Food Law Scholar and consultant to the Rensick Program for Food Law and Policy. Anna is conducting a literature and source review of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Agreement that is being negotiated between the EU and US as it relates to food. Anna has developed a blog wherein she tracks all developments of the TTIP and other related issues on food trade. Anna is also contributing on the international food trade portion of a casebook on International Food Law.
Anna's practice focus was on International Commercial Law. She has extensive experience working in Europe as well as the Middle East in areas such as settlement of commercial dispute, arbitration, litigation, contract review, shareholder agreement, contract drafting, import and export law in government level as well as private sector.
Anna is admitted to practice law in New York. She completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Kaplan Law School with Commercial and Commercial Litigation electives in 2012. She holds a LL.B. (Hons) Law and LL.M. in International Commercial Law from University of Leicester. Her LL.M. Thesis focused on World Trade Organization (WTO).
Anna is fluent in 5 languages. She is a registered interpreter in the UK. She supported herself throughout the law schools performing simultaneous and consecutive interpreting and translation for different governmental organizations, numerous departments of local authorities and tribunals.