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.

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
  • Maine

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

Matter

Procurement

We have assisted many owners, and contractors in design and construction contracting including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company on over a billion dollars in projects in Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts...

Publication/Podcast

New Rules for Apprentices on Energy Projects Come with Uncertainty for Contractors and Developers

On January 1, 2021, a new law went into effect setting benchmarks for use of apprentices on energy generation facility construction projects. Enacted in 2019, the law was part of “An Act to Establish...

News

Verrill Appoints Karen Hartford as Firm’s New Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair

Publication/Podcast

What's Notable In DOJ's 1st Cyber-Fraud Initiative Settlement

Verrill attorneys David G. Lazarus , Michael K. Fee , and Jeffrey Smagula recently wrote the article "What's Notable In DOJ's 1st Cyber-Fraud Initiative Settlement" published in Law360 . The article reviews the U.S...

Blog

DOL Signals Heightened Enforcement of Non-Quantitative Treatment Limitation Requirements

Introduction . When the U.S. Department of Labor issued its biennial 2022 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (“MHPAEA”) Report to Congress earlier this year, it outlined significant noncompliance by health plans. (Full...

News

Two Verrill Attorneys Appointed to the Connecticut Bar Association’s Pandemic Recovery and the Future of Court Technology Task Force

Publication/Podcast

Federal Trademark Registration - Part 2

Blog

Supreme Leak: NLRA Rights

For blog followers, you likely saw last week’s post reminding you to revisit your confidentiality policies in the wake of the leaking of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...

Blog

Supreme Leak: Religion at Work

Over the last year, our society has navigated COVID-19 and rules concerning vaccination and masking. As a society and on this blog, we have discussed regularly the role religious freedoms play in the work...

Matter

Recovery From Surety and Professional Liability Carrier for Defective Turbine and Biomass Energy Facility Components

Our client developed a biomass fired cogeneration power facility to sell power back to the grid and to support its sawmill operations. As part of this project, it entered into a $13+ million contract...

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