Sarah Ryu is an associate in Weil’s Litigation Department. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, as well as counseling with respect to copyright, trademark, and defamation issues. Sarah has participated in the representation of clients in a variety of industries, including media and entertainment, technology, pharmaceuticals, engineering, and investment services.
Among her recent notable experience, Sarah was a member of a trial team that secured an arbitral award fully in favor of a global digital media company in an international arbitration of a dispute arising out of an alleged wrongful termination of a trademark license. This award was later affirmed by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Sarah also has been an integral part of teams that have handled other high-profile and high-stakes engagements, including representing a major television network in a carriage dispute with a national cable operator as well as assisting an engineering and manufacturing company in resolving billions of dollars in claims filed against it in bankruptcy court. In addition, Sarah frequently counsels clients on a range of intellectual property and related issues, including with respect to online service providers’ rights and obligations under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act.
Sarah has assisted Weil teams in representing and counseling pro bono clients in Section 1983, Violence Against Women Act, and copyright/trademark matters. She is actively involved in mentoring and diversity initiatives at the Firm.
Sarah received her J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School, where she was Senior Note Editor of the Cornell Law Review and an Honors Fellow in the Lawyering Program. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.