Areas of Practice
  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
  • Binghamton University, B.A.
Bar & Court Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Justin Y.K. Chu

Of Counsel
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York NY 10036
TEL: +1 212 378 7616
FAX: +1 212 506 3950

Justin Chu, of counsel in Steptoe’s New York office, is a member of the firm’s Professional Liability Group.  Mr. Chu has deep experience in legal malpractice matters, having successfully tried and otherwise won cases through motions.  His success is reflected in numerous court decisions and press reports. 

Representative Professional Liability Matters

  • Successful trial to verdict for a law firm accused of malpractice in a patent litigation.
  • Overseeing and coordinating counsel for a series of tax shelter matters filed in multiple jurisdictions across the country.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a law firm accused of settling a litigation without client consent.
  • Obtained dismissal of an action by the CEO of a defense contractor accusing a law firm of aiding and abetting fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Obtained dismissal of an action accusing a law firm and its lawyers of securities fraud.
  • Obtained in multiple actions dismissal of claims under New York Judiciary Law §487 for treble damages.
  • Represented attorneys before the SEC, FINRA and disciplinary bodies.
  • Represented law firms in employment matters.

Other Matters

In addition to his professional liability practice, Mr. Chu has also engaged in extensive commercial, securities and employment litigation.  He has represented securities and commodities exchanges and other financial institutions.  Mr. Chu has successfully represented clients at trials and appeals in courts and governmental agencies, and has successfully tried numerous arbitrations to conclusion.  

Selected Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • New York County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association