Laura Greenberg-Chao is a partner in the firm, which she joined originally in 2015. Her litigation practice focuses on contract disputes, employment claims, partnership disputes, torts, and other commercial disputes. She represents businesses and individuals as plaintiffs and defendants. Ms. Greenberg-Chao practices in federal and state court.
Ms. Greenberg-Chao is also an adjunct professor at New England Law - Boston, where she has taught prosecutorial ethics and clinical evidence.
Ms. Greenberg-Chao came to Henshon Klein LLP after a fourteen-year career as a criminal prosecutor with extensive investigation, advocacy, and courtroom experience. She was a distinguished prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office from 2001 to 2012 where she prosecuted hundreds of cases, including trying numerous violent felony cases to successful verdicts in New York Supreme Court. She also investigated homicide cases for which she conducted grand jury proceedings and suppression hearings. In 2006, Ms. Greenberg-Chao was promoted by District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau to the position of Criminal Court Supervisor, where she taught and managed fourteen junior trial attorneys. Ms. Greenberg-Chao worked in the DA Office’s Special Litigation Bureau during her last several years at the office, 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 two and a half years at the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, where she investigated and prosecuted serious felony matters in Superior Court.
While in New York, Ms. Greenberg-Chao was an adjunct professor at Fordham University, teaching criminal procedure to undergraduate students.
Ms. Greenberg-Chao graduated from Brown University, magna cum laude, in 1997, with an honors degree in history, and from Boston College Law School, magna cum laude, in 2001. While at BC Law, she was the Articles Editor of the Environmental Affairs Law Journal, for which she authored an article about discrimination in damage awards in lead paint litigation. She is licensed in Massachusetts and New York.