Laura Greenberg-Chao is the litigation partner at Henshon Klein. Ms. Greenberg-Chao’s practice includes a wide-range of commercial matters, including contract disputes, employment-related claims, partnership disputes, defense against governmental regulation of cryptocurrencies, and tort claims. She represents individuals and businesses as plaintiffs and defendants in federal court and state court, negotiating cases to settlement where appropriate, advocating for clients in mediation and arbitration, and trying cases to juries or to a judge. In 2018, she was named one of Mass Lawyers Weekly’s Top Women of the Law.
Ms. Greenberg-Chao is an adjunct professor at New England Law Boston, where she teaches criminal procedure, clinical evidence, and prosecutorial ethics. She has authored several articles on a variety of subjects, including Is the Open Road an Open Book, (Sci-Tech Lawyer, American Bar Association, Volume 14, Issue 4) about law enforcement’s access to data stored in autonomous vehicles.
Prior to joining Henshon Klein in 2015, Ms. Greenberg-Chao had a distinguished career as a prosecutor for more than fourteen years, primarily at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. She prosecuted hundreds of cases, including trying numerous felonies to successful conclusion in New York Supreme Court. In 2006, Ms. Greenberg-Chao was promoted by District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau to the position of Criminal Court Supervisor, where she managed fourteen junior trial attorneys in handling thousands of criminal cases. She also worked in the office’s Special Litigation Bureau, where she defended the office from civil lawsuits and focused her practice on mental health issues, working extensively with mental health expert witnesses. When Ms. Greenberg-Chao moved back to the Boston area at the end of 2012, she worked for several years at the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, where she investigated and prosecuted serious felony matters in Superior Court.
Ms. Greenberg-Chao graduated from Brown University, magna cum laude, in 1997, with an honors degree in history, and Boston College Law School, magna cum laude, in 2001.
Ms. Greenberg-Chao is licensed in Massachusetts and New York.