Sarah Ryu


Sarah Ryu
Sarah Ryu is counsel in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property & Media practices, where she focuses on a variety of commercial litigation matters, domestic and international arbitration, and counseling with respect to intellectual property and related issues. Sarah has participated in the representation of clients in industries such as media and entertainment, technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and services, consumer goods, and investment services.

Some of Sarah’s recent notable experience includes serving on Weil teams representing:

  • a major e-commerce company against a putative class action alleging contributory copyright and trademark infringement;
  • large social media platforms in multiple matters involving allegations of copyright and trademark infringement and issues concerning the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Communications Decency Act (CDA);
  • a global steel company in multi-district litigation seeking hundreds of millions in damages for violations of U.S. antitrust laws;
  • a multinational private equity and financial services company in international arbitration seeking nearly $400 million in recovery for stolen oil;
  • a leading financial news publisher defending its First Amendment right to publish lawfully obtained pricing information of public concern;
  • a global pharmaceutical company in various licensing and post-transaction disputes, including an international arbitration concerning a license to a vaccine;
  • debtors in the consumer goods and engineering industries in resolving claims filed against it in bankruptcy court; and
  • a major digital media company in international arbitration arising out of an alleged wrongful termination of a trademark license.

Sarah also maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes regularly counseling arts-oriented non-profit organizations on intellectual property and other issues, as well as assisting a Weil team and co-counsel in representing a putative class of foster care youth in New Hampshire. She is involved in mentoring and diversity initiatives at the Firm, and a member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and the New York State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section, where she serves as Editor of the Section’s publication, Bright Ideas.

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.

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