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Sonya Tien

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Sonya Tien Principal & Managing Attorney

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Sonya Tien is the Principal Attorney of Tien Law Firm, PC. Sonya has been recognized for the past five years by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” and was featured on the cover of Super Lawyers Magazine for Solo Success.

Sonya received her B.S.B.A. from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, and her J.D., with recognition as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, from Columbia Law School. Prior to founding the law firm, Sonya worked at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York where her practice focused on commercial litigation, securities litigation, and white-collar defense and investigations.

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Principal & Managing Attorney at Tien Law Firm
  • Representative Clients
    • Goldman Sachs
    • JPMorgan Chase
    • Credit Suisse
    • Barclays Capital
    • CBRE
    • Tishman Speyer
    • Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • Admissions
    • New York
    • California
    • North Carolina
    • U.S. Court of International Trade
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • Notable Representations
    • Plaintiffs’ counsel for a multi-Plaintiff personal injury case, where she obtained 11 pre-trail settlements.
    • Plaintiff’s counsel for a wrongful death case where she obtained a pre-litigation settlement.
    • Plaintiffs’ counsel for catastrophic injuries in a commercial truck litigation in the U.S. District Court (E.D.N.C.) where she obtained multiple pre-trial settlements.
    • Represented Viva, LLC, Grenelle Holdings, LLC, and R2 Ventures, LLC for commercial acquisitions.
    • Serving on the M&A litigation team for JPMorgan Chase in a landmark $4.7B hostile takeover case in the Delaware Chancery Court.
    • Serving on the litigation team for a pharmaceutical company’s M&A dispute.
    • Serving on the defense litigation team for Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital for a securities class action litigation in U.S. District Court (S.D.N.Y.).
    • Serving on the defense litigation team for Credit Suisse regarding mortgage-backed securities litigation.
    • Serving on the white-collar defense team for a leading investment bank for an investigation by the DOJ.
    • Serving on the defense trial team for CBRE and Tishman Speyer for commercial real estate litigations in the Supreme Court of New York.
    • Represented Plaintiffs on the litigation team that obtained a summary judgment landmark victory in a pharmaceutical suit against the FDA and DHHS in U.S. District Court (E.D.N.Y.).
  • Prior Associations
    • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, 2010, 2011-2013
    • United States District Court, Northern District of New York, Chambers of The Honorable Magistrate George H. Lowe, 2009
    • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, 2007
  • Publications & Lectures
    • SEC Cooperation Update: 2012 Year-End Review, Wall Street Lawyer, 2013
    • Recent Developments in the SEC Cooperation Initiative, Practising Law Institute, Annual Securities Institute, 2012
    • White Collar Criminal Defense and Securities Enforcement Memo, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, 2011-2013
    • Disclosure Requirements Regarding a Wells Notice, Fried, Frank, Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP, 2012
    • How to Draft an Employment Agreement, Fried, Frank, Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP, 2013
  • Professional Associations
    • American Bar Association, Business Section
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Business Section, Litigation Section, Entertainment & Intellectual Property Section, Labor & Employment Law Section, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section, and Appellate Section
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • Los Angeles County Asian Bar Association
    • Tenth Judicial District
    • Sports Lawyers Association
    • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Auto Torts and Premises Liability Section
    • North Carolina Bar Association, 2012-2013, 2022, Real Property Section
    • New York State Bar Association, 2012-2013
    • New York County Lawyers Association, 2012-2013
  • Certificates
    • AI Applications in Marketing and Finance, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
    • AI Strategy and Governance, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
    • AI for Non-Data Scientists, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
    • Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions: Advanced Topics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions: Foundations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution, North Carolina State University
    • American Government: Constitutional Foundations, HarvardX
    • Application of AI, InsurTech, and Real Estate Technology, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
    • Blockchain Business Models, Duke University
    • Comparative Health Systems, University of Pennsylvania
    • Copyright Law, University of Pennsylvania
    • Copyright in Multimedia, Duke University, Emory, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Copyright Law in the Music Business, Berklee College of Music
    • Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: An Introduction to Digital Currencies, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
    • Cyber Attack Countermeasures, New York University, Tandon School of Engineering
    • Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Infrastructure, Duke University
    • Employment Contracts, University of Pennsylvania
    • Employment Law: The Gig Economy, University of Pennsylvania
    • Energy and Environment, Dartmouth College
    • Entrepreneurship 4: Financing and Profitability, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
    • ESG Impact: Investor Perspective, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
    • ESG Risks and Opportunities, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
    • ESG and Climate Change, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
    • ESG and Social Activism, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
    • Federal Taxation I: Individuals, Employees, and Sole Proprietors, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Finance of Mergers and Acquisitions: Designing an M&A Deal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Finance of Mergers and Acquisitions: Valuation and Pricing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Financial Markets, Yale University
    • Financial Statements, SEC Filings and Ratio Analysis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Fintech: Foundations & Applications of Financial Technology Specialization, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
    • FinTech: Foundations, Payments, and Regulations, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
    • FinTech Law & Policy Duke University
    • Fundamentals of Funding, with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, Goldman Sachs
    • Fundamentals of Quantitative Modeling, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
    • Hollywood: History, Industry, Art, University of Pennsylvania
    • How to Make Money with Your Music Copyrights, Berklee
    • International Law in Action: the Arbitration of International Disputes, Universiteit Leiden
    • Introduction to Corporate Finance, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
    • Introduction to Cyber Attacks, New York University, Tandon School of Engineering
    • Introduction to Intellectual Property, University of Pennsylvania
    • Investment Banking: M&A and Initial Public Offerings, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Lending, Crowdfunding, and Modern Investing, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
    • Music Business Foundations, Berklee College of Music
    • Player Agent Certification, National Basketball Players Association
    • Portfolio and Risk Management, University of Geneva
    • Privacy Law and Data, University of Pennsylvania
    • Privacy Law and HIPAA, University of Pennsylvania
    • Private Equity and Venture Capital, Università Bocconi
    • Renewable Energy & Green Building Entrepreneurship, Duke University
    • Sports Marketing, Northwestern University
    • Taxation of Business Entities I: Corporations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Taxation of Business Entities II: Pass-Through Entities, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Trademark Law, University of Pennsylvania
    • Understanding Financial Markets, University of Geneva
    • U.S. Health Law Fundamentals, University of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. Political Institutions: Congress, Presidency, Courts, and Bureaucracy, HarvardX
    • U.S. Public Policy: Social, Economic, and Foreign Policies, HarvardX
    • U.S. Taxation of International Transactions, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • What is Compliance? University of Pennsylvania
    • What is Corruption: Anti-Corruption and Compliance, University of Pennsylvania
    • What is Data Science?, IBM
    • What is Social?, Northwestern University

Awards & Accolades

  • Super Lawyers
  • Know Women
  • Super Lawyers
  • Avvo
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 5 years

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