I represent clients in complex commercial and business disputes across a variety of industries, including transportation, healthcare, and banking and financial services. I also represent and counsel clients involved in government investigations. My background includes researching and drafting dispositive motions for litigations in federal and state court, coordinating discovery review and responding to discovery requests, and preparing and conducting witness interviews.
I maintain an active pro bono practice focused on immigration, criminal justice, and other human rights issues.
Before joining NP, I worked as a litigator at another firm for two years. During law school, I interned in the Asia-Pacific Section of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, where I researched and drafted Secretary General Reports and petitions to states regarding their compliance with international human rights law. I also interned for the Hon. Mark A. Kearney in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
With the rising costs of litigation, it is increasingly important to focus on the heart of an issue and resolve cases outside of the courtroom, enabling clients to achieve cost-effective resolutions of disputes.
Sarah joined Nixon Peabody in October 2021. The representative work set forth below may reflect experience from prior firms.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Duke University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude
This article mentions NP for representing the Eastman Kodak Company, which secured the dismissal of a securities lawsuit brought by investors complaining of options granted to executives just before announcement of Kodak’s potential participation in a government program to fund expansion to produce pharmaceutical products in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rochester Complex Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum and Privacy & Technology partner Rick McGuirk served as counsel for the company. Rochester Labor & Employment partner Steve Jones is client attorney for Kodak. The NP team also included Rochester Complex Disputes associate Sarah Tufano, senior paralegal Amy Demanchick, and practice assistants Kathy Elhelw and Darbie James.
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