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Overview

Sarah is a litigation attorney with a passion for strategy and eDiscovery.

With a career that has encompassed a wide variety of complex litigation, Sarah thrives on the challenge of difficult cases. Her experience includes product liability, personal injury, class actions, employment litigation, patent litigation, and data breach actions. Her current focus is commercial litigation in the technology, manufacturing and transportation industries.

She enjoys the complexity of digging deep into the facts of any case, but for Sarah, the highlight is strategy development. She’s excited about determining the best story to tell—and the best way to tell it.

That’s why she also likes the challenge of discovery. Sarah works extensively with electronic document review and analysis and serves on the firm’s innovative eDiscovery Solutions team. The details she discovers through eDiscovery contribute to the formation of eventual litigation strategy, helping the team find the best support for a client’s case and stay ahead of potential problems.

Clients can count on Sarah as a zealous advocate for their cases with a focus on reaching the most favorable resolution possible.


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Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    • with distinction
    • UMKC Law Review, Literary Editor
    • UMKC Law School Honor Court
    • Order of the Bench and Robe
  • B.S., University of Kansas
    • summa cum laude
    • Journalism
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • B.A., University of Kansas
    • summa cum laude
    • Middle East History
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Clerkships

The Hon. Howard F. Sachs, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Experience
  • Managed team reviewing highly sensitive hard-copy company documents on behalf of major East Coast health insurer, with principle responsibility for quality control and privilege review, in multibillion-dollar antitrust action.
  • Managed, guided and insured efficiency in review and redaction of millions of pages of documents on behalf of California consumer products manufacturer in highly contested patent infringement case.
  • Served as Assistant General Counsel and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Officer for state health agency with more than 7,000 employees, with principle responsibility for HIPAA training, compliance, breach investigations and annual breach reporting to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), successfully avoiding HIPAA privacy breach sanctions from HHS.
  • Served on trial team for international tobacco manufacturer in personal injury case, helping secure total defense verdict in California state court.
  • Served as co-counsel in multiple personal injury cases involving complex medical claims, with principle responsibility for managing all fact investigation and written discovery, taking and defending depositions, drafting dispositive motions, trial briefs, motions in limine and jury instructions, and second chairing trials.
Outside the Office

Sarah enjoys a wide variety of live music and simply being outside. She’s a runner, but she would describe her favorite activity as “anything in the sun.”

Community Leadership

Sarah is extensively involved with activities at her church, especially mission work—both locally and overseas.