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Virginia W. Chiao

Associate
+1.312.807.4260
Fax +1.312.345.9964
Virginia Chiao is an associate in the Chicago office. Her primary area of practice is Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety.

Ms. Chiao advises companies on a variety of labor and employment issues in the context of conducting due diligence for mergers and acquisitions; managing collective bargaining negotiations vis-à-vis labor unions; and compliance with federal, state, and local statutes and regulations. As part of her practice, Ms. Chiao has experience defending federal and state lawsuits involving claims of discrimination, violations of wage and hour laws, and collection and use of biometric data.

Professional Background

Ms. Chiao was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2015. While attending Duke University School of Law, she held executive positions in her school’s American Constitution Society and Mock Trial Board. She was also a student attorney at Duke Children’s Clinic where she investigated claims and represented clients in seeking special education services from school districts.