Taylor S. Chapman

Associate
Chapman Taylor
Taylor Chapman is an experienced trial attorney who represents clients in complex commercial disputes. Taylor has secured judgments, injunctions, arbitral awards, and settlements for companies, executives, and high-net-worth individuals. She has significant first- and second-chair trial and arbitration experience and is especially familiar with litigating business disputes in courts in Northern Virginia—specifically the Circuit Court for Fairfax County, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Taylor regularly litigates breach of contract cases, including teaming, subcontract, vendor, lease, and employment agreements. She represents companies facing claims for fraud, tortious interference, conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, Lanham Act, and shareholder derivative claims.

Taylor also defends corporations in employment law matters and litigates professional liability claims. 

Experience

Representative Matters

Complex Contract and Business Disputes

  • Represented plaintiff restaurant group in breach of commercial lease litigation; obtained preliminary injunction against landlord and confidential settlement (Fairfax Cir.)
  • Obtained dismissal of attorney client from breach of contract case at the motion to dismiss phase of litigation (E.D. Va.)
  • Obtained a summary judgment award for all damages sought in a breach of a stock options agreement case (E.D. Va.)
  • Successfully defended damages award on appeal to the Fourth Circuit (4th Cir.)
  • Obtained favorable result for corporation and managing director facing derivative claims for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, conversion, tortious interference with contract, and conspiracy where plaintiff sought damages in excess of three million dollars (Fairfax Cir.)
  • Obtained early dismissal of shareholder facing derivative claims for breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, business conspiracy, and tortious interference with contractual relations (Alexandria Cir.) 

Teaming and Subcontract Disputes

  • Lead counsel for plaintiff government contractor in a complex commercial arbitration related to a subcontract agreement; obtained a multi-million-dollar settlement
  • Successfully defended prime contractor against claims by subcontractor for breach of subcontract, breach of non-solicitation, tortious interference with contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, conversion, and conspiracy (Fairfax Cir.)
  • Secured a favorable settlement for prime contractor facing claim of breach of subcontract (Fairfax Cir.)
  • Represented prime contractor in a teaming agreement dispute and obtained early determination that teaming agreement was unenforceable "agreement to agree" (Arbitration)
  • Secured favorable settlement for government contractor in a dispute involving breach of teaming agreement and non-competition agreement

Trade Secret & Employment Litigation

  • Obtained preliminary injunction on behalf of corporation against a former owner enforcing a non-competition and non-solicitation agreement (Norfolk Cir.)
  • Counsel for government contractor whose former employee attempted to provide trade secrets to a rival company; obtained temporary restraining order (D.C. Superior) 
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction for a large defense contractor under the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act regarding trade secrets shared during a teaming agreement involving the receiving party's failure to firewall employees with knowledge (E.D. Va)
  • Secured favorable confidential settlement for plaintiff government contractor against competitor in a trade secret misappropriation case (Fairfax Cir.) 
  • Obtained successful pre-trial declaratory judgment that a non-compete was unenforceable against an executive employee (Fairfax Cir.)
  • Obtained favorable settlement for company in a Federal Labor Standards Act collective action (E.D. Va.)
  • Obtained favorable result for corporation undergoing a Department of Labor investigation regarding violations of the Federal Labor Standards Act
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a company where employee alleged sex- and race-based workplace misconduct 
  • Secured favorable confidential settlement for a plaintiff prime contractor against a subcontractor in a case involving claims of fraudulent inducement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and tortious interference with contract (Fairfax Cir.)
     

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Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. George Mason University School of Law 2011
  • B.S. with high honors Georgia Institute of Technology 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Northern Virginia Women Attorneys Association,Secretary
  • George Mason Inn of Court
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association

Recognition
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  • Named a "Rising Star" in the Virginia edition of Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2015 – 2019
  • Named Virginia "Legal Elite" under 40 by Virginia Business Magazine, 2018