Connie Chang joined Watanabe Ing, LLP in 2011 and practices in the areas of corporate governance and business transactions, including general corporate and real estate transactions.

Ms. Chang’s experience includes serving as Senior Counsel at two Fortune 200 companies and as Deputy General Counsel at Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. Prior to that, she was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Los Angeles. At Watanabe Ing, Ms. Chang applies her background in corporate governance with NYSE and Nasdaq listed companies to working with private companies and nonprofit organizations within a local context. With a strong conscience and reputation for clarity and transparency in her work, Ms. Chang is known for applying practical and thoughtful solutions to complex issues.

Ms. Chang advises for-profit and nonprofit organizations on governance issues, including review of governance documents and board of directors and committee structures. As trends shift and common practices evolve in corporate governance, Ms. Chang provides a key perspective in understanding the powers and limitations pursuant to the applicable laws and regulations in navigating the range of options and obligations specific to each of her clients. Her deep understanding of and experience with corporate governance has made her a trusted advisor among clients, who have turned to Ms. Chang for assistance in governance documents, bylaws, and organizational assistance.

A graduate of Stanford University and the UCLA School of Law, Ms. Chang served as an Articles Editor for the UCLA Law Review and as Chief Managing Editor of the Asian Pacific American Law Journal. She is the author of Immigrants Under the New Welfare Law: A Call for Uniformity, A Call for Justice, 45 UCLA L. Rev. 205 (1997). She is a board member of the Real Property and Financial Services Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association and a member of the Korean American Bar Association of Hawai’i and the Hawai’i Korean Chamber of Commerce.

Practice Areas


  • Stanford University, B.A.
  • UCLA School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Hawai’i
  • California (Inactive)