Jia Ryu is an associate at Oppenheim + Zebrak, LLP, where her practice focuses on the firm’s copyright and other intellectual property and litigation matters.
Before joining O+Z, Jia was an associate at highly regarded law firms in D.C. and New York, including Clifford Chance US LLP and Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. Jia has successfully represented individual and corporate clients in civil litigation matters relating to copyright and trademark infringement, breach of contract, product liability, and employment disputes. Jia also has substantial experience in representing clients in government investigations relating to alleged violations of anti-corruption laws, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Money Laundering Control Act, and antitrust regulations. While maintaining close interaction with clients, Jia actively communicated and negotiated with government agencies and counterparties, drafted winning motions and briefs, responded to subpoenas, and prepared clients and witnesses for trial and government interviews.
Jia also has years of experience in pro bono representation of clients in immigration matters. On behalf of her clients, Jia has successfully petitioned for T-visa and U-visa status for victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. She has and continues to prepare petitions for asylum on behalf of clients seeking refuge from gang violence, discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community, and other serious hardships in their home countries.
Jia is a member of the District of Columbia and New York bars, and will soon be admitted to the California bar. Jia earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2011, and her B.A. from Ewha Women’s University in 2007.