Sarah provides litigation counsel to clients in white collar cases and complex civil disputes. She is a former law clerk for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and has extensive experience litigating in federal court. In the White Collar group, Sarah represents business and individuals under investigation by state or federal authorities, from pre-indictment through trial and sentencing, where applicable. Sarah’s experience includes:
In her civil litigation practice, Sarah defends public and private entities in civil rights cases and represents business entities 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 “reenter” society following incarceration. She also provides representation to parents in custody disputes through the Dauphin County Bar Association’s custody conciliation process.
Prior to joining McNees, Sarah was a law clerk for The Honorable William W. Caldwell (United States District Judge). During law school, Sarah interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, where she assisted in the prosecution of federal criminal cases and forfeiture actions.
Sarah proudly serves as a member of the Junior Board of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, the Harrisburg Rotary Club, 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
U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania