Sophia Chao

  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • San Francisco


Sophia Chao is a Senior Staff Attorney in Hausfeld’s San Francisco office. Sophia’s practice focuses on class action, antitrust, consumer protection, pharmaceutical fraud, automotive/emissions litigation, and sports litigation. Sophia brings more than 16 years of experience in e-discovery management and e-discovery review of government investigations and complex litigations.  

Sophia has extensive experience managing large, complex e-discovery review teams for various litigation matters. She is well-versed with the entire e-discovery review lifecycle, from drafting protocols, training review teams, developing and managing the review workflow, and conducting statistical analysis on progress and performance.  During the discovery phase, Sophia identifies production deficiencies that are noncompliant with the ESI protocol and drafts deficiency letters.

With nearly ten years of experience using the leading e-discovery platform, Everlaw, Sophia is a highly skilled Everlaw user.  From creating review workflows, developing and implementing TAR strategies, to using advanced features to prepare for depositions, Sophia adeptly applies Everlaw tools to develop best practice strategies that increase the effectiveness and efficiency of document review projects.

Throughout Sophia’s legal career, she has also drafted research memoranda, conducted document review analysis, and has served as a technical liaison for issue resolution, while managing review teams and staff attorneys. 


Sophia has represented clients from a wide range of industries including pharmaceutical, automotive/emissions and sports.