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

Education

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

Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar

    Northern Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Ethics Chair

    George Mason Inn of Court

    Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

    American Bar Association
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Taylor S. Chapman

Associate

Taylor Chapman is an associate in Venable's Commercial Litigation Group where she represents clients in the areas of business litigation, including breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, misappropriation of trade secrets, and false advertising in state and federal courts. Taylor also defends corporations in employment law matters and litigates professional liability claims. In 2015 and 2016, Taylor was recognized by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in business litigation in Virginia.

Northern Virginia Courts

Taylor has significant experience litigating business disputes in courts in Northern Virginia, especially the Circuit Court for Fairfax County, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Prior to joining Venable, Taylor worked as an associate at a leading Northern Virginia boutique litigation firm. Taylor has handled all phases of litigation, including pre-litigation counseling, strategic advice, pleadings, discovery, motion practice, mediation, trials, and appeals. 

Significant Matters

  • Lead counsel for plaintiff government contractor in a complex commercial arbitration related to a subcontract agreement; obtained a multimillion dollar settlement.
  • Obtained a summary judgment award for all damages sought in a breach of a stock options agreement case in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Counsel for government contractor whose former employee attempted to provide trade secrets to a rival company; obtained temporary restraining order.
  • Successfully defended a shareholder against derivative claims for breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, business conspiracy and tortious interference with contractual relations where plaintiff sought damages in excess of two million dollars.
  • Successfully defended an attorney against a legal malpractice claim where plaintiff sought damages in excess of two million dollars.
  • Obtained favorable result for corporation in a Federal Labor Standards Act collective action.
  • Obtained favorable result for corporation undergoing a Department of Labor investigation regarding violations of the Federal Labor Standards Act.
  • 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.