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Lois S. Ahn

Lois Ahn’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. Her practice spans a broad range of subject matters, including intellectual property, bankruptcy and restructuring, and other commercial disputes.

Prior to joining MoloLamken, Ms. Ahn served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She also previously worked as a litigation associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Ms. Ahn is a native Korean speaker.

* Admitted only in New York; practice limited to matters before federal courts and federal agencies.

Representative Matters

  • Enterprise software company before the Federal Circuit regarding trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract
  • Litigation financing company against Albanian sovereign entities in connection with confirmation and enforcement of an ICC arbitral award
  • Inventors in patent appeal before the Federal Circuit over the Nobel Prize-winning CRISPR gene-editing technology
  • Investment advisor against the Republic of Venezuela and its national oil company in connection with enforcement of judgments
  • Global cosmetics company in adversary proceeding regarding pre-bankruptcy debt transactions
  • Multinational bank in adversary proceeding regarding insurance liability in Chapter 11 restructuring of major oil refinery
  • Global mattress company in indenture litigation following renegotiation and restructuring of over $2 billion in term loans
  • Internet-based music streaming platform in proceeding against record labels before Copyright Royalty Board to determine sound recording performance royalty rates
  • International e-commerce platform against secondary copyright infringement claims arising from sale of protected artwork to U.S. buyers by foreign merchants



  • Law clerk to the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York


Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Articles Editor, Northwestern University Law Review

Finalist, New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition

Boston College, B.A., magna cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Professional Affiliations

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2024 Pathfinder

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Litigation Committee Vice Chair

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