Sonya Tien leads her firm's practices in personal injury, real estate, immigration, corporate law, and litigation.
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 in 2020 and 2021, Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiffs' Lawyer 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 her practices focused on corporate transactions, corporate compliance, SEC & DOJ enforcement, government investigations, commercial real estate, and complex commercial litigation, for clients, including, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Oppenheimer, CBRE, and Tishman Speyer.
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 experience in Personal Injury Litigation, Social Security Disability, Immigration, Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Litigation, FDA Regulation and Litigation, M&A and Corporate Transactions, M&A litigation, Executive Compensation, Federal Criminal Proceedings, Government Investigations, and SEC & DOJ Enforcement Actions and Compliance.