Saumya K. Vaishampayan

Associate She / Her / Hers
New York

Saumya Vaishampayan is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, focusing on media and entertainment law. She has experience with matters relating to defamation law, copyright law, and access to public records.

During law school, Saumya was a member of the Rutgers Constitutional Rights Clinic, where she briefed and argued an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in June 2022.

Saumya reported on global financial markets for seven years before becoming a lawyer. She spent most of her career at The Wall Street Journal, based in New York and Hong Kong.

Professional Highlights


"Displaying Lenity: Why Courts Should Adopt a Presumption Against Copyright Infringement for Embedding and the Display Right," 74 RUTGERS U. L. REV. 807, 2022



Rutgers Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2022)
Order of the Coif
Leonard Garth Advocacy Award
Articles Editor, Rutgers University Law Review

Tufts University (B.S., cum laude, 2012)
The Tufts Daily


Conversational in Spanish


New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York