RuiHui (Rachel) Yu is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s General Practice Group. Ms. Yu’s practice concentrates on transactional work involving complex technology, intellectual property, and cybersecurity issues, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, licenses and transfers of intellectual property, joint ventures, research and development agreements, collaborations, data agreements, financings, settlements and strategic advice. She counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including healthcare and life sciences, software and other technology, consumer and retail, financial services, and media and telecommunications. Ms. Yu was named by The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Intellectual Property Law (2022).
A thought-leader in the field, Ms. Yu is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, where she teaches a course on IP transactions. She also regularly speaks on topics involving intellectual property and trademark law and artificial intelligence.
Ms. Yu is also committed to pro bono. For many years, she has co-led the Legal Aid Society’s Associates’ Campaign in its annual fundraising efforts at the firm. Most recently, she has also represented clients in transgender name changes, in an uncontested divorce case and through the Clemency Project.