Attorney Profiles

Blaise U. Chow


Partner — New York


Blaise concentrates his practice in professional liability, including advising on policies issued to directors and officers, financial institutions, and non-profits.  Blaise’s recent work includes advising a number of clients on the many insurance issues arising from securities litigation, intellectual property, cyber risk, and employment related claims against many public and private entities.  Blaise also defends directors and officers against lawsuits including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and civil fraud.

In addition, Blaise counsels both individuals and companies in intellectual property needs, as well as various employment issues including equity, non-solicitation, non-compete, and confidentiality. He has also been sought to help resolve disputed terminations, fee disputes, and severance agreements. A big believer in prevention, Blaise helps companies provide employment sensitivity training and implement procedures to help avoid discrimination cases such as those involving race, gender, age, and disability.

If litigating or arbitrating is necessary, Blaise prefers to take a business oriented approach and uses litigation as a tool to protect his client and minimize costs and liability.  In this context, Blaise’s practice also includes negotiation of settlements in mediation arising from business and employment disputes that span from individual entrepreneurs to mid-size and larger corporations.

Prior to joining Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley, Blaise counseled domestic and foreign clients on a wide variety of environmental matters pertaining to treaty and facultative reinsurance.  Today, Blaise continues to advise clients on reinsurance and retrocession coverage surrounding environmental matters and D&O products.

Blaise was appointed as Member of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Technology Committee (TIPS) for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  He is a member of the board of directors at Apex For Youth, an organization dedicated to helping low income youth from immigrant families become well-rounded, productive members of society by helping them build their self-confidence, explore academic and career goals, develop a sense of community and service, and gain leadership skills.  He also serves on the board of his non-profit running group, the Dashing Whippets Running Team, an organization that promotes diversity and health through running.

Blaise was admitted to practice to the New York State Bar in April 2001, and received his bachelor’s degree from University of Rochester in 1997 and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 2000.