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Sonya Tien

Sonya Tien

Corporate Law and Intellectual Property
  • Business Law, Intellectual Property, Securities Law
  • California, New York, North Carolina
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Biography

Sonya Tien leads her law firm's corporate 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 scholarships.

Sonya was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2020 and was featured in Super Lawyers Magazine. 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 SEC & DOJ enforcement, government investigations, commercial litigation, and capital markets. 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
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Finance, Business Formation, Mergers & Acquisitions
Intellectual Property
Securities Law
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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9th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern & Southern Districts of New York
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U.S. District Court, Eastern & Western Districts of North Carolina
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U.S. District Court, Northern & Central Districts of California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal
Tien Law Firm, PC
- Current
Corporate & Litigation Associate
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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Summer Associate
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Judicial Intern
The Chambers of U.S. Magistrate Judge, George H. Lowe, United States District Court (NDNY)
Financial Services Intern
Northwestern Financial Network
Education
Columbia Law School
J.D. (2011) | Law
Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.S.B.A. (2007) | Business Administration
Honors: Awarded 17 Scholarships & Dean's List
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - Present
Professional Associations
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
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National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Sports Lawyers Association
Member
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State Bar of California
Member
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New York State Bar
Member
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North Carolina State Bar
Member
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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
White Collar Criminal Defense & Securities Enforcement Memo: Financial Fraud and Disclosure Issues
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP ·
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
U.S. Taxation of International Transactions
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
What is Corruption: Anti-corruption and Compliance
University of Pennsylvania
Trademark Law
University of Pennsylvania
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Universita Bocconi
Privacy Law and HIPAA
University of Pennsylvania
Privacy Law and Data Protection
University of Pennsylvania
Patent Law
University of Pennsylvania
Music Business Foundations
Berklee College of Music
Intellectual Property in the Healthcare Industry
University of Pennsylvania
Hollywood: History, Industry, Art
University of Pennsylvania
Financing for Startup Businesses
Duke University
Intellectual Property Law Specialization
University of Pennsylvania
Taxation of Business Entities II: Pass-Through Entities
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Taxation of Business Entities I: Corporations
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Federal Taxation II: Property Transactions of Business Owners and Shareholders
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Federal Taxation I: Individuals, Employees, and Sole Proprietors
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Employment Contracts
University of Pennsylvania
Effective Compliance Programs
University of Pennsylvania
Copyright in Multimedia
Duke University, Emory, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Copyright Law in the Music Business
Berklee College of Music
Copyright Law
University of Pennsylvania
Regulatory Compliance Specialization
University of Pennsylvania
Websites & Blogs
Website
Tien Law Firm
Blog
Tien Law Firm
Contact & Map
Tien Law Firm
Raleigh Office
5540 Centerview Drive
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27606
Telephone: (888) 920-8180
Fax: (888) 816-1638
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Tien Law Firm
New York Office
42 Broadway
12th Floor, Suite 146
New York, NY 10004
Toll-Free: (212) 810-7688
Fax: (888) 816-1638
Tien Law Firm
Los Angeles Office
12100 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Toll-Free: (888) 920-8180
Telephone: (626) 888-3379
Fax: (888) 816-1638
Notice: By Appointment Only
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