“I listen to my clients’ business goals and help them overcome cross-cultural challenges.”
Qiwei Chen focuses her practice on commercial and complex litigation matters. She assists international companies and individual clients in a variety of litigation matters, including employment, technology, software development, copyright, contracts, professional malpractice, and business disputes.
She also has a vibrant immigration practice, assisting clients in both family-based and employment-based cases.
Qiwei is poised to listen to clients’ business goals, and help them overcome cross-cultural barriers. Her unique background enables her to provide legal services to corporate clients in Asia. A Shanghai, China native, she is both a native speaker of Mandarin and is fluent in Shanghainese.
Qiwei is passionate about international law, and harnesses this passion to advise multinational corporate clients who are doing business in the United States. She also helps international clients navigate the U.S. legal system in the federal courts.
When she’s not working, Qiwei enjoys snorkeling, heat yoga, jogging, cycling, hiking, camping, reading Agatha Christie’s books, cooking fusion cuisine and watching movies.
Some of Qiwei’s more notable cases include:
- Represented corporate clients in a wide range of industries, including logistics services, manufacturing, restaurants, e-commerce businesses, telecommunications, in matter involving commercial litigation, employment law compliance and international regulations;
- Successfully assisted corporate clients in obtaining temporary working visas for prospective employees; and
- Successfully assisted clients in petitioning for U.S. permanent residency cards on behalf of foreign family members.
Prior to joining the firm, Qiwei was a summer associate at Dentons in Shanghai. There she helped corporate clients with respect to setting up Chinese business entities.
She also served as an intern at the Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh and the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh, where she successfully assisted foreign clients obtaining permanent residency and citizenship.
Qiwei is an Attorney Volunteer at the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, providing pro bono representation to immigration clients. She is also a member of the Marutani Fellowship Selection Committee of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania.
Qiwei currently serves as the board of director of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (“APABA-PA”) and as its Co-Chair of Community Outreach Committee and Nomination Committee.
Qiwei is a recipient of 2019 30 Under 30 Award, given by The Pittsburgh Business Times to young, dynamic leaders who are making great impacts on their industries and communities, and shape the Pittsburgh regions business landscape. Qiwei was also selected for Pennsylvania’s Rising Stars in 2019 and 2020.
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