Ethan Wong is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. He works on matters involving the media and entertainment industries, with a particular emphasis on copyright and trademark law. He also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on speech and access to information issues.
Mr. Wong has been part of teams that have litigated for and counseled media and entertainment clients on copyright, trademark, and other issues. He was part of the team that won an affirmance of the Steinbeck Estate’s copyrights in the Ninth Circuit. Before joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Scott M. Matheson, Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Wong received his JD from Yale Law School in 2017, where he was a projects editor of the Yale Law Journal and a notes editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. He served as a co-chair of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and was a member of the Media Freedom and Information Access clinic. Mr. Wong also organized the Copyright Law Workshop, bringing academics and practitioners to discuss issues in copyright law. He received the Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition Prize for the best paper in the field of copyright law and the Neale M. Albert Fund Prize for the best paper on art law.
After receiving his BA magna cum laude from Columbia University, Mr. Wong worked for two years as a middle school teacher in Massachusetts as part of the Teach for America corps and for one year as an English lecturer at a Chinese university.