Dennis W. Chiu, Esq.
The Honorable Dennis
W. Chiu is an elected-official in Santa Clara County, California, and has been practicing law in the Silicon Valley and San
Francisco Bay Area, California since 1997.
In his law practice, Dennis specializes in corporate law, business law, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property law, land use law, constitutional law,
and nonprofit healthcare law. Dennis also provides consulting services to start-ups, businesses and individuals regarding small business strategy, legislation, public policy, political strategy, political campaign management, and crisis management.
Prior to founding Prodigy Law, Dennis served as Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel at UIS Technology Partners
(an Informational Technology services corporation in the San Francisco Bay
Area) and Saeta Holdings, LLC (a start-up cosmetics limited liability
company). He also served as Vice President & General Counsel at AACI (one of the
largest health and social service nonprofit agencies in Santa Clara
Dennis was an attorney at the law firm, Bay Venture Counsel (acquired by Reed Smith LLP), where he specialized in providing legal
services to hi-tech companies in the areas of venture financing and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to turning to transactional law, Dennis was a litigator at Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney, where he defended financial institutions, and professionals in malpractice cases. Dennis began his legal career as a contractor in Apple, Inc.'s worldwide sales and services legal department.
Dennis received his Bachelors of Arts degree from UCLA, and his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law.
POLITICAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
6, 2012, Dennis was elected to a 4-year term on the Board of
Directors of the El Camino Hospital District with 24,908 votes from the
voters of the cities of Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Los Altos
Hills, and portions of Cupertino, Palo Alto and Santa Clara. He was
sworn-in on December 10, 2012 by his mentor Justice Nathan D. Mihara,
California Court of Appeals, Sixth District, and was appointed to the El
Camino Hospital's nonprofit public benefit corporation's Board of
Directors, which operates hospitals and clinics with annual gross
revenue of $2.5 billion.
Since 1997, Dennis has been served as campaign manager and consultant
for political campaigns including campaigns for city council, California
Assembly and state and local measures. Some of the campaigns Dennis has
worked on include, Margaret Abe-Koga for Mountain View City Council,
Paul Lewin for Palm Springs City Council, No on Proposition 54, Paul
Fong for Assembly 2012, and Paul Fong for San Jose City Council.
Dennis served on the Santa Clara County Planning
Commission for over 13 years, and was its chairman in 2003 and 2011.
Additionally, Dennis is currently a Commissioner on the City of Sunnyvale Housing
& Human Services Commission and was its chair in 2014. Dennis was a commissioner on the Santa
Clara County Census 2000 Complete Count Commission in 2000 - 2001.
Dennis' community activities include:
• Boardmember, Bay Area Municipal Elections Commission (BAYMEC) (2002 - 2004, 2011 - 2013)
• Boardmember, Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club (1996 - 2004, 2011 - 2013)
• Campaign Consultant, Matt Neely for Mountain View City Council (2003)
• Treasurer, Santa Clara County Democratic Party Central Committee (2000 – 2003)
• Northern CA Chair, California State Democratic Party, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (2002)
• Commissioner, County of Santa Clara 2000 Census Complete Count Commission (1998 – 2000)
Dennis has received awards from the Santa Clara
County Board of Supervisors, Santa Clara County Planning Department and
political organizations for his work in the community.