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Clerkships
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Vincent L. Briccetti, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Education
  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • Executive Editor, Columbia Business Law Review
  • Middlebury College, B.A., magna cum laude
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New York

Sara Margolis

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Sara Margolis’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, white collar matters, and appellate litigation.

Prior to joining MoloLamken, Ms. Margolis served as a law clerk to the Honorable Vincent L. Briccetti of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She also worked as an associate in the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where she represented a pharmaceutical company in a multi-district securities class-action, a movie studio in a contract dispute, and an international company in a shareholder derivative suit.

Prior to law school, Ms. Margolis worked at the Biotechnology Industry Organization, where she developed policy and advocated on behalf of biotechnology companies.

Representative Matters

  • Represent global financial institutions and investors pursuing multiple RMBS “putback” suits against mortgage originators and other responsible parties in state and federal courts
  • Member of trial team representing activist investor in trial seeking appointment of equity committee in Delaware bankruptcy court
  • Represent senior executive of renewable energy company in connection with DOJ and SEC investigation and securities litigation
  • Won summary judgment of non-infringement in representation of a Fortune 500 company in a dispute over an oil and gas plant
  • Successfully represented prison officials in the United States Supreme Court in a dispute over whether a Bivens remedy is available for actions taken in connection with the confinement of foreign nationals detained in a terrorism investigation (Ziglar v. Abbasi, 137 S. Ct. 1843 (2017))
  • Represent pharmaceutical company in an appeal to the Federal Circuit over whether the district court erred by invoking the “unclean hands” doctrine to nullify a $200 million jury verdict (Gilead Scis., Inc. v. Merck & Co., Inc., 888 F.3d 1231 (Fed. Cir. 2018))
  • Represent Fortune 500 Company in an appeal to the D.C. Circuit over whether the U.S. Postal Service properly allocates costs caused by competitive products, like parcel delivery, to those products (United Parcel Serv., Inc. v. Postal Regulatory Comm’n, ___ F.3d ___ (D.C. Cir. 2018))

Publications