Sarah joined the firm in 2010 and handles a variety of commercial litigation, employment and transactional matters. She has experience litigating in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies and regulatory bodies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ohio Civil Rights Commission and the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. She is a champion of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and is an active committee member with both Women for Economic and Leadership Development (“WELD”) and the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (“NAMWOLF”).
Sarah’s experience most recently includes service as outside General Counsel for a transportation and logistics company with approximately 800 employees operating nationwide. She manages litigation matters ranging from multi-million dollar class action lawsuits to employment, personal injury and contract disputes. Sarah has also negotiated numerous commercial contracts with the company’s customers and vendors and revamped company transportation agreements currently in place more than one thousand motor carriers across the country. She works closely with risk and compliance departments on various insurance and regulatory issues and manages the legal budget for the company.
Prior to joining the firm, Sarah worked as a law clerk at a New York law firm with more than 100 attorneys and focused in the area of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy litigation. Sarah also has experience in the areas of residential real estate, disability law, and trademarks and copyrights. In 2010, her article “The 45th Anniversary of Title VII: Where We Are, Where We’ve Been, and Where We May Go” was published in Volume 27.2 of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal. The article chronicles the development of employment discrimination jurisprudence, specifically the development of “disparate impact” law, since the enactment of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Sarah graduated cum laude from Hofstra University School of Law in 2010. During her time at Hofstra, she served as President & Editor-in-Chief of Hofstra’s Moot Court Board and was on the editorial board of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal.
Sarah is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in Ohio and Florida and speaks Spanish.
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