Sara Lonks is an associate in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property & Media practice groups. Ms. Lonks has been involved in the representation of clients in both federal and state courts around the country in connection with media and entertainment, intellectual property, product liability, and antitrust matters.
Ms. Lonks’ recent notable representative matters include:
- Member of a trial team successfully securing for Johnson & Johnson a unanimous 12-0 defense jury verdict in May 2019 following a one-week personal injury trial in South Carolina state court alleging that exposure to asbestos in Johnson’s Baby Powder caused plaintiff’s rare form of cancer;
- Member of a trial team successfully securing for Johnson & Johnson a unanimous 6-0 defense jury verdict in March 2019 following a four-week personal injury trial in New Jersey state court alleging that exposure to trace amounts of asbestos in Johnson’s Baby Powder caused plaintiff’s cancer;
- Member of a trial team successfully securing for Johnson & Johnson a complete defense jury verdict in October 2018 following a four-week trial in New Jersey state court involving claims that Johnson’s Baby Powder contains asbestos and causes cancer; and
- Representing a global media company litigating against a television production company and involving various claims including fraud, breach of contract, copyright infringement, and trademark infringement.
In these and other matters, Ms. Lonks has significant experience in various aspects of trial and trial preparation, including witness preparation, drafting direct and cross examination outlines for experts and fact witnesses at trial, opening statements, closing arguments, and arguing motions in limine. Ms. Lonks also has extensive experience managing discovery and having primary responsibility for drafting pleadings and motions.
In addition to her active practice, Ms. Lonks has represented pro bono clients in special education and asylum matters. She is also actively involved in mentoring and recruiting initiatives at the Firm, as well as the Summer Program.
Ms. Lonks received her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2015, where she graduated magna cum laude, and received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the College of the Holy Cross in 2012.
Prior to joining Weil, Ms. Lonks was a summer intern for a federal appellate judge and also worked as a student attorney for Boston College Legal Services LAB representing clients in family and housing matters during her third year of law school.