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Sonya Tien

Sonya Tien

Litigation, Corporate, Personal Injury, and Intellectual Property
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  • California, New York, North Carolina
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Sonya Tien leads her law firm's litigation, corporate, personal injury, and intellectual property practices.

She received her law degree from Columbia University and was recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Sonya received her business degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan Flagler Business School, where she earned 17 academic scholarships.

Sonya was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2020, Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiffs' Lawyers, and Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. Her articles have been published by the Wall Street Lawyer and Practising Law Institute. She has presented on the topics of SEC Enforcement and Compliance and Executive Compensation. She also is the former co-author of Fried Frank's monthly, internationally circulated, White Collar Criminal Defense and Securities Enforcement Memo.

Before founding Tien Law Firm, Sonya was a litigation and corporate associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson where she focused on M&A, corporate compliance, SEC & DOJ enforcement, government investigations, commercial real estate, and commercial litigation. Sonya has served clients, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Oppenheimer, Tishman Speyer, and CBRE.

While in law school, Sonya was a Summer Associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson in New York and served as a judicial intern for a federal magistrate, the Honorable George H. Lowe, United States District Court (NDNY), where she gained valuable courtroom and legal writing experience.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Formation, Business Litigation
    Intellectual Property
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration
    White Collar Crime
    Securities Law
    Antitrust Law
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Health Care Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Communications & Internet Law
    Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
    Energy, Oil & Gas Law
    Utilities
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Patents
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
Additional Practice Area
  • Litigation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
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U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal
Tien Law Firm, PC
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Corporate & Litigation Associate
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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Summer Associate
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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Judicial Intern
The Chambers of U.S. Magistrate Judge, George H. Lowe, United States District Court (NDNY)
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Financial Services Intern
Northwestern Financial Network
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Education
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.S.B.A. (2017)
Honors: Awarded 17 Scholarships & Dean's List
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Columbia Law School
J.D.
Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - North Carolina
The National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers - North Carolina
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
Tenth Judicial District
Current
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North Carolina State Bar
Current
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North Carolina Bar Association
Real Property Section Member
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
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New York State Bar Association
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New York County Lawyers' Association
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American Bar Association
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Publications
Articles & Publications
SEC Cooperation Update: 2102 Year-End Review
Wall Street Lawyer
Recent Developments in the SEC Cooperation Initiative
PLI - Practising Law Institute
Speaking Engagements
Speaker, Fried Frank, New York, NY
Disclosure Requirements After Receipt of a Wells Notice?
Speaker, Fried Frank CLE, New York, NY
How to Draft an Employment Agreement
Certifications
Taxation of Business Entities I: Corporations
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Gies College of Business
What is Corruption: Anti-corruption and Compliance
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Copyright Law in the Music Business
Berklee College of Music
Patent Law
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Taxation of Business Entities II: Pass-Through Entities
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Gies College of Business
Copyright in Multimedia
Duke University, Emory, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Privacy Law and Data Protection
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
U.S. Taxation of International Transactions
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Gies College of Business
Effective Compliance Programs
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Privacy Law and HIPAA
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Financing for Startup Businesses
Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business
Employment Contracts
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Universita Bocconi
Intellectual Property Law Specialization
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Hollywood: History, Industry, Art
University of Pennsylvania
Federal Taxation I: Individuals, Employees, and Sole Proprietors
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Gies College of Business
Regulatory Compliance Specialization
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Regulatory Compliance Specialization
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Intellectual Property in the Healthcare Industry
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Federal Taxation II: Property Transactions of Business Owners and Shareholders
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Gies College of Business
Trademark Law
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Copyright Law
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Music Business Foundations
Berklee College of Music
Contact & Map
Tien Law Firm - Raleigh
5540 Centerview Drive
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27606
Telephone: (919) 348-7727
Fax: (888) 816-1638
Tien Law Firm - New York
42 Broadway
12th Floor, Suite 324
New York, NY 10004
Toll-Free: (212) 810-7688
Fax: (888) 816-1638
Tien Law Firm - Charlotte (By Appointment Only)
525 N Tryon St
Suite 1600
Charlotte, NC 28202
Telephone: (704) 200-9223
Fax: (888) 816-1638
Tien Law Firm - Palo Alto (By Appointment Only)
3000 El Camino Reel
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Toll-Free: (888) 988-6613
Telephone: (650) 628-6880
Fax: (888) 816-1638
Tien Law Firm - Los Angeles (By Appointment Only)
10880 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1101
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Toll-Free: (888) 988-6613
Telephone: (626) 888-3379
Fax: (888) 816-1638
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