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.
Among her recent notable experience, Ms. Lonks was on a Weil trial team that successfully secured an unanimous defense jury verdict for Johnson & Johnson in March 2019 following a four-week personal injury trial in New Jersey state court where Plaintiff alleged that exposure to trace amounts of asbestos in Johnson’s Baby Powder caused Plaintiff’s cancer. This victory followed closely on the heels of a previous complete defense jury verdict for Johnson & Johnson in October 2018, also in New Jersey state court for another personal injury trial. Ms. Lonks was a member of this separate Weil trial team as well.
Ms. Lonks has also been an integral part of teams that have handled complex engagements, including the representation of a global media company litigating against a television production company and involving various claims including fraud, breach of contract, and copyright infringement.
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.