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Iris C. Chiu

Iris C. Chiu


San Jose Office 408.286.5800 Vcard Email

Areas of Focus:

Ms. Chiu's employment practice includes litigating and resolving matters in wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims. She has advised clients in employment-related privacy issues and daily operations.

Ms. Chiu’s prior experience in the law has helped advance her practice. In law school, Ms. Chiu was a law clerk at a law firm, a judicial extern to the Honorable Nathan D. Mihara (Ret.) of the California Sixth District Court of Appeal, an intern at a service company, an intern at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and a public policy extern to Former Secretary of Defense & Director of the CIA, Leon E. Panetta.

In 2022, Ms. Chiu was recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters. While in law school, she received The CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research and Writing.


  • Born and raised in Los Angeles, California
  • Interests include fantasy football, hot yoga, karaoke, and writing restaurant reviews

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • All California state courts
  • Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • District Court for the Northern District of California
  • District Court for the Central District of California
  • District Court for the Southern District of California

Articles / Publications

Activities / Memberships

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association – Silicon Valley, Board Member, Co-Chair of Scholarship Committee, and Co-Chair of Gala Committee
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Barristers, Treasurer
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, CIPP/US

Academic Positions

  • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Co-President, BAAPALSA Director
  • Honors Moot Court Internal, Problem Committee, Competitor
  • Journal of International Law, Comments Editor, Associate
  • Research Assistant for Former Dean of the Santa Clara University School of Law, Lisa A. Kloppenberg


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2019, High Tech Law Certificate – Corporate Specialization
  • University of California – Los Angeles, B.A., 2014, Political Science and minor in Asian American Studies


  • Proficient in Cantonese