Weiyang (Sarah) Chen

Associate

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  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 2016; James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; public affairs editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
  • BA (Environmental Studies; Economics), magna cum laude; Environmental Studies High Honors, New York University College of Arts and Sciences, 2013; Phi Beta Kappa

Qualifications

  • New York, 2017
  • Massachusetts, 2017
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Weiyang (Sarah) Chen

Associate

Sarah Chen is an associate in the corporate group. Sarah graduated from Columbia Law School as a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

During law school, Sarah completed an externship for Hon. Debra Ann Livingston at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, served as a teaching fellow for Professor Robert Jackson’s Corporations class, and performed as a research assistant for Professor Benjamin Liebman. Sarah served as a public affairs editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, a board member of the Columbia Society of International Law, and a board member of the Public Interest Law Foundation.

Experience

  • Represented Silver Lake in its acquisition of a majority stake in Weld North Education, a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade.  
  • Advised Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Holding Co., Ltd, a leading pharmaceutical company in China, in a strategic investment of approximately $300 million in GNC Holdings, Inc.
  • Represented the lead underwriters in the $450 million convertible notes offering for Insmed Incorporated, a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the development and commercialization of therapies for patients with rare diseases.

Publications

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