SOJIN YOON
Senior Associate
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SOJIN YOON Senior Associate
Sojin is a results-oriented trial lawyer who represents the firm’s clients in significant business disputes.  Her litigation practice extends to a diverse array of practice areas, including licensing, data security, trade secret theft, contract, telecommunications and False Claims Act, with a particular focus in the information technology sector.  Her matters have involved civil trials and international arbitrations before various federal courts and arbitration tribunals including ICC, AAA, ICDR, JAMS and AHLA.

Recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyers “Rising Star” every year since 2014, Sojin brings efficiency, attention to detail and a trial-ready instinct to her cases, consistently obtaining extraordinary results for the firm’s clients.  She regularly serves as a key member of the firm’s trial teams preparing and examining witnesses.

Sojin is valued by clients and colleagues alike for her leadership, laser focus on key issues and effective presentation.  From discovery to trial, at the counsel table or behind the scenes, Sojin serves as a dedicated member of Kelley Drye’s trial teams.
 

High-Tech Litigation

Serving as a key member of the trial team representing a leading global IT company in an ICDR arbitration involving a multimillion-dollar ERP software licensing and implementation dispute. The client prevailed after a 9-day arbitration hearing.

Serving as a key member of the trial team representing a Canadian manufacturer in an AAA arbitration involving a dispute over the exclusive licensing arrangement for a newly patented electronic lens technology. Successfully obtained a declaratory award in favor of the client with respect to the functionality of the technology and payment of license fees.

Successfully obtaining the dismissal of all claims brought against a leading European telecommunications services provider in an action involving the alleged theft of trade secrets and other IP assets in the Northern District of Georgia.

Representing a Fortune 500 health care IT company in an ERP software licensing dispute. 
 

Complex Commercial Litigation

Serving as a key member of the trial team representing a major international construction company in a breach of contract action involving the client’s purchase of a U.S. company. The District of New Jersey found that the sellers breached representations and warranties in the SPA, and awarded the client significant damages and attorneys’ fees.

Serving as a key member of the trial team representing a French global telecommunications equipment company in a JAMS arbitration, winning a defense award from the panel in an indemnification action over the legal fees and settlement payments.

Successfully obtaining summary judgment for a Fortune 100 home security system manufacturer in a TCPA class action involving vicarious liability and agency law, with significant exposure for damages and penalties.

Representing a managed health care company focusing on behavioral health care in a shareholder dispute.
 

Korea Practice

Serving as a key member of the trial team representing a Korean real estate development company in an ICC arbitration involving the development of a championship golf course in Korea, resulting in a successful defense against the enforcement of the co-development agreement’s liquidated damages provision.

Advising a major Korean electronics company on tax, regulatory and ERISA preemption issues, and related litigation.
 

False Claims Act Litigation

Serving as a member of the trial team representing two generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in numerous cases alleging Medicare and Medicaid fraud brought by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the United States and Attorneys General of several states.  All of these cases were successfully settled before trial.

Representing an Indian generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in multiple matters relating to its pricing on government contracts, including a class action brought by a union health fund alleging Medicaid fraud.
 

Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2014-2016.

About

Sojin is a results-oriented trial lawyer who represents the firm’s clients in significant business disputes.  Her litigation practice extends to a diverse array of practice areas, including licensing, data security, trade secret theft, contract, telecommunications and False Claims Act, with a particular focus in the information technology sector.  Her matters have involved civil trials and international arbitrations before various federal courts and arbitration tribunals including ICC, AAA, ICDR, JAMS and AHLA.

Recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyers “Rising Star” every year since 2014, Sojin brings efficiency, attention to detail and a trial-ready instinct to her cases, consistently obtaining extraordinary results for the firm’s clients.  She regularly serves as a key member of the firm’s trial teams preparing and examining witnesses.

Sojin is valued by clients and colleagues alike for her leadership, laser focus on key issues and effective presentation.  From discovery to trial, at the counsel table or behind the scenes, Sojin serves as a dedicated member of Kelley Drye’s trial teams.
 

Experience

High-Tech Litigation

Serving as a key member of the trial team representing a leading global IT company in an ICDR arbitration involving a multimillion-dollar ERP software licensing and implementation dispute. The client prevailed after a 9-day arbitration hearing.

Serving as a key member of the trial team representing a Canadian manufacturer in an AAA arbitration involving a dispute over the exclusive licensing arrangement for a newly patented electronic lens technology. Successfully obtained a declaratory award in favor of the client with respect to the functionality of the technology and payment of license fees.

Successfully obtaining the dismissal of all claims brought against a leading European telecommunications services provider in an action involving the alleged theft of trade secrets and other IP assets in the Northern District of Georgia.

Representing a Fortune 500 health care IT company in an ERP software licensing dispute. 
 

Complex Commercial Litigation

Serving as a key member of the trial team representing a major international construction company in a breach of contract action involving the client’s purchase of a U.S. company. The District of New Jersey found that the sellers breached representations and warranties in the SPA, and awarded the client significant damages and attorneys’ fees.

Serving as a key member of the trial team representing a French global telecommunications equipment company in a JAMS arbitration, winning a defense award from the panel in an indemnification action over the legal fees and settlement payments.

Successfully obtaining summary judgment for a Fortune 100 home security system manufacturer in a TCPA class action involving vicarious liability and agency law, with significant exposure for damages and penalties.

Representing a managed health care company focusing on behavioral health care in a shareholder dispute.
 

Korea Practice

Serving as a key member of the trial team representing a Korean real estate development company in an ICC arbitration involving the development of a championship golf course in Korea, resulting in a successful defense against the enforcement of the co-development agreement’s liquidated damages provision.

Advising a major Korean electronics company on tax, regulatory and ERISA preemption issues, and related litigation.
 

False Claims Act Litigation

Serving as a member of the trial team representing two generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in numerous cases alleging Medicare and Medicaid fraud brought by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the United States and Attorneys General of several states.  All of these cases were successfully settled before trial.

Representing an Indian generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in multiple matters relating to its pricing on government contracts, including a class action brought by a union health fund alleging Medicaid fraud.
 

Honors

Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2014-2016.

Speaking Engagements
Publications
December 2016 | Books
Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (4th Ed. 2016)
November 2015 | Books
Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, Fourth Edition (2015)