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About Sonya Tien

Principal

Honors & Awards

  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2020-2022

Specializations

  • Intellectual Property Law,
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Regulatory Compliance,
    University of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Federal Taxation,
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Healthcare Law,
    University of Pennsylvania

Speaking Engagements

  • 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

Publications

  • SEC Cooperation Update: 2012 Year-End Review, Wall Street Lawyer, 2013
  • Recent Developments in the SEC Cooperation Initiative, Practising Law Institute, 2012
  • White Collar Criminal Defense and Securities Enforcement Memo, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, 2011-2013

Education

  • Columbia Law School (J.D.)
    -Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    -Weil, Gotshal, Manges LLP Scholarship
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School (B.S.B.A.)
    -Dean's List
    -17 Scholarships

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • 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

Sonya has built a performance-based law practice committed to client service and satisfaction. Sonya received her law degree from Columbia Law School, where she was recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and her business degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School, where she earned seventeen scholarships. She is licensed to practice in North Carolina, New York, and California.

Before founding Tien Law Firm, Sonya practiced law in New York at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP, where her practice included complex litigation, mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, and white collar defense and global investigations. Sonya co-authored Fried Frank’s monthly White Collar Criminal Defense and Securities Enforcement Memorandum.

Sonya served as a judicial intern for The Honorable Magistrate George H. Lowe for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, where she gained valuable experience with commercial litigation, and civil and criminal jury trials.

Sonya has helped clients navigate the SEC, FDA, DOJ, and TTAB for federal investigations and litigation matters involving healthcare, securities, and intellectual property. Sonya also advises companies and individuals in intellectual property matters, insurance disputes, litigation strategy, and corporate governance and regulatory compliance. She has provided legal services for Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital, CBRE, Tishman Speyer, and Catalent Pharma Solutions.

Sonya’s work has been published by the Wall Street Lawyer and Practising Law Institute, and her team’s litigation victory in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York received widespread international media attention. Sonya has also been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2020.

Representative matters include:

  • Representing Plaintiffs’ for catastrophic injuries in tractor-trailer litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina to obtain multiple pre-trial settlements.
  • Serving as Plaintiff’s wrongful death lawyer to obtain a favorable pre-litigation settlement against State Farm.
  • Serving as Plaintiff’s trial lawyer in permanent injury litigation in Wake County Superior Court against State Farm to obtain a pre-trial settlement.
  • Representing beauty brand, Painted Plus, LLC, for a buyout.
  • Representing Viva, LLC, Grenelle Holdings, LLC, and R2 Ventures, LLC for commercial real estate acquisitions.
  • Serving on the litigation team for JPMorgan Chase in a landmark hostile takeover M&A matter 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 for the Southern District of New York.
  • 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 litigation in the Supreme Court of New York.
  • Serving on the litigation team who obtained a summary judgment  landmark win for a pharmaceutical suit against the FDA and DHHS in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Certificates

  • Advanced Topics: Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • AI for Non-Data Scientists,
    University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
  • American Government: Constitutional Foundations, HarvardX
  • Behavioral Finance, Duke University
  • Blockchain Business Models, Duke University
  • Citizen Politics in America: Public Opinion, Elections, Interest Groups, and the Media, HarvardX
  • Comparative Health Systems,
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Copyright in Multimedia, Duke University, Emory, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Copyright Law, University of Pennsylvania
  • Copyright Law in the Music Business,
    Berklee College of Music
  • Effective Compliance Programs,
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Employment Contracts,
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Entrepreneurship 4: Financing and Profitability,
    University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
  • ESG Risks and Opportunities, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
  • Federal Taxation I: Individuals, Employees, and Sole Proprietors, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Federal Taxation II: Property Transactions of Business Owners and Shareholders, 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
  • Financing for Startup Businesses, Duke University
  • FinTech: Foundations, Payments, and Regulations,
    University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
  • FinTech Law & Policy
    Duke University
  • HollywoodX: History, Industry, Art,
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Intellectual Property in the Healthcare Industry, University of Pennsylvania
  • 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
  • Music Business Foundations,
    Berklee College of Music
  • Patent Law, University of Pennsylvania
  • Privacy Law and Data Protection,
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Privacy Law and HIPAA,
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital,
    Università Bocconi
  • Renewable Energy & Green Building Entrepreneurship, Duke University
  • Startup Valuation Methods, Duke 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
  • 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