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Sarah Weiyang Chen

Sarah Weiyang Chen


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005



  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2016, James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • New York University, B.A., 2013, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • New York

Sarah Chen advises clients on all matters in the space of digital assets and emerging technology, including general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, securities and financial regulatory matters.

Sarah represents a variety of clients in the digital asset space that range from blockchain development companies, foundation entities, digital asset marketplaces, tokenization platforms, to venture capital firms, fintech companies and traditional financial institutions. Sarah provides legal advice on securities, commodities and other laws and regulations that may apply to activities involving digital assets and the use of blockchain technology.

Prior to practicing at a leading law firm focused on blockchain technology, Sarah was a member of the M&A group at an international law firm headquartered in New York City, and advised public companies and private equity firms on strategic corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, carve-outs, joint ventures, restructurings, minority investments and corporate governance matters. During law school, Sarah served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Debra Ann Livingston of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Sarah is a native speaker of Mandarin.

Upcoming Events

  • Consensus 2024 Presented by CoinDesk
  • Teladoc Health in its $18.5 billion merger with Livongo Health.*
  • IBM in its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat.*
  • General Electric in its $21.4 billion sale of its biopharma business to Danaher.*
  • The Medicines Company in its $9.7 billion sale to Novartis.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Cahill.