Billy Chan completed his undergraduate education at UCLA, where he graduated with honors. He attended law school at Berkeley, then-known as the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).
Billy is an active member of the legal community. He is a Past President of both the Asian American Bar Association and the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California. He has served as the Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and previously held the Secretary position of that organization. He is a founding and active member of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association.
His pro bono efforts include service as General Counsel of the San Francisco Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce, Secretary and General Counsel of the Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce of Northern California, and General Counsel of the Young Filipino Professionals Association.
Billy has received awards from the Minority Bar Coalition and the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California for his service to the San Francisco community. He has been recognized in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 by Northern California Super Lawyers as a Northern California Rising Star, which is granted to less than 2% of all eligible lawyers.
"The Basics of Trademark Law," Small Business Administration Oakland
"Band Agreements," California Lawyers for the Arts
"Corporate and IP Law for Small Businesses," Small Business Association Richmond
"Entertainment Law 101," Asian American Music Conference
PRO BONO AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Asian American Bar Association – Past President
Filipino Bar Association of Northern California – Past President
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association – Solo and Small Firm Committee Chair
San Francisco Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce – General Counsel
Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce of Northern California – General Counsel and Secretary
Young Filipino Professionals Association – General Counsel
2009-2015 Northern California Rising Stars List, Northern California Super Lawyers
2012 Individual of the Decade Award, YFPA
2007 Service Award, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California
2006 Unity Award, Minority Bar Coalition