Sarah provides litigation counsel to clients in white collar cases and complex civil disputes.  She began her career as a law clerk for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and has extensive experience litigating in federal court.  Sarah’s experience includes:

  • representing witnesses and targets before state and federal grand juries;
  • defending public officials against corruption charges before the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission;
  • assisting clients with complex subpoena requests from the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies;
  • obtaining non-prosecution and deferred prosecution agreements for her clients;
  • conducting internal investigations; and
  • providing guidance on compliance with state and federal statutory regimes, including the Pennsylvania State Ethics Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, among others.

In her civil litigation practice, Sarah defends public and private entities in civil rights cases and represents businesses in complex contract challenges and commercial disputes.  She has represented clients in both state and federal court on breach of contract claims, business torts (including fraud and misrepresentation), and commercial statutory claims.  Sarah has also represented automobile dealers in franchise disputes before the Pennsylvania State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons, and has assisted public utilities in federal condemnation actions.

Sarah has a robust pro bono practice.  She works with the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania’s Court Assisted Re-Entry Program (CARE), which helps individuals re-enter society following incarceration.  She also provides assistance to military veterans facing legal challenges, including criminal charges.

Prior to joining McNees, Sarah was a law clerk for The Honorable William W. Caldwell, United States District Judge.  As a law clerk, Sarah managed the civil and criminal dockets, drafted opinions on motions, and assisted with trials.

Sarah proudly serves as a member of the Junior Board of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, Harrisburg Rotary Club, Leadership Harrisburg Class of 2020, and the firm’s Hiring Committee.


University of Rochester, B.A., cum laude 

Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D., summa cum laude 


Dauphin County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Federal Bar Association – Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter

American Bar Association – Criminal Justice Section

Junior Board of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

Harrisburg Rotary Club

Leadership Harrisburg Class of 2020


The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021

40 Under Forty, 2021


U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

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