Biography

A member of Verrill’s Trial Group, Sarah has extensive experience representing clients in all stages of litigation and pre-litigation dispute resolution. She advises clients in connection with a broad range of commercial issues, including disputes involving energy, commodities, and other commercial contracts, and class action defense. She routinely tackles complex and novel issues of state, federal, and international law, using her sharp analytical skills to help her clients achieve the best outcome.

Before joining Verrill, Sarah was associated with the Houston office of a top-ranked international law firm. There, Sarah represented financial institutions and global energy companies in commercial disputes, securities class actions, and government investigations. Sarah’s team was recognized in the Chambers Texas Legal Rankings for securities litigation.

Pro bono service is integral to Sarah’s practice. She has represented asylum applicants and submitted amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and several state and federal courts of appeal on immigration and criminal law issues. She has also partnered with clients to help them meet their own pro bono goals.

Sarah clerked for the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

She is admitted to practice in New York and Texas. Her admission to the Maine bar is pending.

Sarah enjoys exploring Casco Bay with her husband and young daughters from her home on Chebeague Island.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School  (J.D.)
  • McGill University  (B.A., With Honors)

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Texas

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Using Legal Project Management in Merger and Acquisition and Joint Venture Transactions, Third Edition

Dennis J. White co-edited the 2021 American Bar Association publication entitled Using Legal Project Management in Merger and Acquisition and Joint Venture Transactions: A Guidebook for Managing Deals More Efficiently and Effectively, Third Edition...

News

Portland Charter Commission Delves Into Balance Of Power Between Elected Mayor and City Manager

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, The Portland Press Herald reported that Portland’s charter commission has begun discussing the topic of balancing the power between the elected mayor and the city manager. Currently under the...

Publication/Podcast

House Democrats Propose Estate and Gift Tax Law Changes: Important Estate Planning Implications

Please note: this alert was updated on September 30, 2021. What you need to know : On September 13, 2021, the House Ways and Means Committee released its proposed tax plan to fund President...

News

Jim Cohen Comments on Toxic Local Politics

Blog

Myth Buster: Employers, Vaccine Information, and HIPAA

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Blog

Thoughts on the DOL’s Proposed ESG Regulation

Publication/Podcast

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation 2021 Summer Client Advisory

Click here to view as a PDF. This Client Advisory summarizes developments in the law governing employee benefit plans prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We explain what these developments mean for plan sponsors and...

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Blog

Geoff Why to Moderate "The Future is Now: 5G Wireless Networks"

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