Sarah concentrates her practice in employment law and employment discrimination law, and related litigation, sexual harassment law, and in counseling employers on issues in labor and employment law. She has nearly 35 years of experience, both at leading law firms and as in-house counsel for two major financial services corporations.
Sarah provides practical experience in managing and litigating the full range of employment law issues, from individual cases to class action lawsuits. She also advises employers on issues in major downsizings, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and provides employment law advice to employers as buyers and sellers in major corporate transactions. Her clients have included major retailers, manufacturers, professional services organizations, entrepreneurial companies, and hospital and health care employers. Sarah’s client-side experience has given her a unique perspective on how to forge workable solutions to real-world problems, enabling clients to avoid litigation or, when that is not possible, to best position themselves for success in the courts.
Sarah is a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. From 2010 to 2019, she served on the College's Third Circuit Credentials Committee, the last three years as chair, charged with assisting the College's Board of Governors in evaluating and recommending nominees for fellowship in the College. She also has served as a Philadelphia Hearing Committee member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Sarah has been a course planner and faculty member for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and at other major national employment law conferences, and has served as pro bono employment law counsel to various nonprofit agencies.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University in 1977. She earned a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1985.