Roland Chang

Roland Chang

Spoken Languages
Cantonese Mandarin
Roland Chang
San Francisco
+1 415 733 6027

Roland Chang is a lawyer in Goodwin's Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, White Collar Defense, and Government Investigations & Enforcement practices. He represents companies and senior executives in connection with criminal and regulatory investigations, parallel civil and administrative litigation and proceedings, complex business litigation, and FCPA compliance monitorships. He is also frequently engaged by companies and institutions to conduct sensitive and high-profile internal investigations.

Roland has significant hands-on experience with all aspects of investigations, civil and administrative litigation and proceedings, and FCPA monitorships, including trials and dispositive motion hearings, handling complex fact-finding interviews, investigative and monitorship reports, leading fact and expert discovery, and managing large teams. In particular, Roland has led multiple teams that successfully navigated complex parallel litigation and administrative enforcement actions related to criminal and regulatory matters.


Roland's representative matters include:

White Collar Defense, Investigations & FCPA Compliance

  • Represented senior executives of a national bank in connection with SEC, DOJ, and Congressional investigations arising out of sales practices misconduct
  • Represented senior executive in criminal trade secrets action regarding agricultural seed breeding technology
  • Represented senior accounting executive in federal criminal action and related U.K. civil action
  • Conducted complex internal investigations, including on behalf of a Fortune 10 technology company regarding violations of California state law and on behalf of a California public university system concerning violations of university policies
  • Managed independent FCPA corporate compliance monitor team appointed by DOJ, SEC, and Brazil’s MPF for large multi-national petrochemical company arising out of Brazil’s Lava Jato investigations

Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • Represented co-founder, former Board director, and former senior executive of electronic nicotine delivery systems company in multidistrict litigation, State Attorney General actions, and California state court proceedings arising from products liability, fraud, and marketing and advertising claims
  • Represented former general counsel of a national bank in Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) enforcement action arising out of sales practices misconduct
  • Represented general counsel of casino reports company in shareholder litigation arising from its redemption of stock held by a 19% shareholder and removal of Board members
  • Represented financial services company in D&O insurance arbitration
  • Represented asset management firm and private equity funds in breach of contract and employment action

Professional Activities

Roland is committed to diversity and inclusion initiatives — he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, one of the largest APA bar associations in the United States.




University of Virginia School of Law


University of California, San Diego

(magna cum laude)



  • California


  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


Co-Author, “The False Claims Act and Kickbacks: Factual Causality Required,” New York Law Journal, April 26,.2023