The annual awards “recognize LGBTQ+ legal professionals (practicing lawyers, law professors, corporate counsel, members of the judiciary, politicians, etc.) under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBTQ+ equality.”
Sara and the other 2021 honorees will be recognized at the 2021 Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair, which takes place July 28-30 in Los Angeles.
A Partner in the firm’s Atlanta-based Product Liability Litigation Team, Sara has more than a decade of experience in the market, representing life sciences and medical device companies in high-stakes cases involving complex scientific issues and coordinating with multiple defense teams. Many of these cases were consumer class actions and multidistrict or national litigation, in which tens of millions of dollars were at stake.
Sara also has an active pro bono practice. For example, she successfully defended women’s reproductive rights in a high-profile Alabama case. A teenager claiming to be the father of an unborn embryo filed a wrongful death suit against an Alabama women’s clinic. Sara earned a complete dismissal of the case, which received significant media attention.
Sara and her team obtained a final order in Fulton County, Georgia, successfully changing the name of a transgender woman to be consistent with her personal and professional presentation as female.