Sara Lonks

Sara Lonks
Sara Lonks is a senior associate in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property & Media practice groups. Sara has been involved in the representation of clients in both federal and state courts around the country, including in connection with media and entertainment, intellectual property, product liability, and antitrust matters.

Sara’s recent notable experience includes serving in lead roles on the Weil teams representing:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company in federal court litigation involving breach of contract, trademark infringement, declaratory judgment, and tortious interference with contract claims.
  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. in federal court litigation involving direct and contributory trademark infringement and counterfeiting, unfair competition, and dilution claims.
  • Johnson & Johnson in three separate jury trials of claims that J&J’s Baby Powder causes cancer. Sara was a member of trial teams that won a unanimous 12-0 defense jury verdict in May 2019 following a one-week personal injury trial in South Carolina state court, a unanimous 6-0 defense jury verdict in March 2019 following a four-week personal injury trial in New Jersey state court, and a unanimous defense jury verdict in October 2018 following a four-week trial in New Jersey state court.
  • An independent subcommittee of a company’s Board of Directors in connection with analysis of potential actual fraudulent conveyance, constructive fraudulent conveyance, breach of fiduciary duty, equitable subordination, and unlawful distribution claims.
  • A global media company in successful federal court litigation against a television production company involving various claims including fraud, breach of contract, copyright infringement, and trademark infringement.
  • An individual in successfully defending a New York Lien Law action.

In these and other matters, Sara has significant experience in various aspects of trial and trial preparation, including fact and expert witness preparation, drafting direct and cross examination outlines for experts and fact witnesses, opening statements, closing arguments, and arguing motions in limine. Sara also has extensive experience managing fact and expert discovery and having primary responsibility for drafting pleadings and motions.

In addition to her active practice, Sara has represented pro bono clients in special education, asylum, and landlord-tenant housing matters. She is also actively involved in mentoring and recruiting initiatives at the Firm, as well as the Summer Program.

Sara 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, Sara 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.