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Wook Hwang is a media, entertainment and intellectual property litigator who regularly represents motion picture studios, media companies, networks, production companies, digital streamers, publishers and brand owners. His practice encompasses litigation and counseling in all areas of complex IP, media and entertainment disputes, including copyright, trademark, false advertising, right of publicity, defamation and digital privacy. Wook has extensive experience litigating high-stakes commercial disputes on behalf of clients in a variety of other industry sectors, ranging from financial services institutions to insurers to real estate developers. He has served as lead counsel at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts, as well in various arbitral forums. Wook has been recognized among the top litigators in the media and entertainment industries, including by Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Chambers, Managing IP and The Legal 500.


  • Columbia Law School, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Recipient of Hamilton Fellowship
  • California Institute of Technology, Physics, B.S., with Honors

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Named in The Hollywood Reporter's "New York Power Lawyers" list (2023)
  • Named among top entertainment lawyers in Variety's "Legal Impact Report" (2023)
  • Named in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in New York Media & Entertainment: Litigation (2022 and 2023)
  • Named in The Legal 500 US in Media and Entertainment: Litigation (2021-2023) and Copyright (2022 and 2023), published by Legalease Limited and John Pritchard
  • Named "New York Metro Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Litigation by Thomson Reuters (2023)
  • Named an “IP Star” in the nationwide copyright law and trademark law categories by Managing IP (2022 and 2023)
  • Named a "Future Star" by Benchmark Litigation (2024)