Sara focuses her practice on commercial and government contracts litigation. Sara litigates bid protests, claims and disputes against federal government agencies before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the various Boards of Contract Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Federal Circuit. She represents clients in connection with claims and performance disputes, including terminations, past performance evaluation challenges and Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI).
She has also represented the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, to provide litigation support for the agency’s defense of numerous cases in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining Fox, Sara worked as a procurement attorney with the U.S. Department of Education. She gained extensive government contracts experience in this role. She handled dozens of cases totaling over a billion dollars before the Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. In addition to litigation, she also provided daily legal advice on all facets of government contract and appropriations law both to civilian employees and political staff. Sara was also instrumental in providing legal guidance concerning the suspension of a federal contractor and six of their current or former employees. In this role, she represented the Department in discussions with both the contractor’s counsel and each employee’s individual counsel. She reviewed all of the suspension letters and accompanying memorandum for legal sufficiency; composed questions for the Suspension and Debarment Official for each hearing; and wrote the final Administrative Compliance Agreement between the Department and the contractor.
Upon graduating law school, Sara served as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Labor in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Directorate of Whistleblower Protection. While working at the DOL, she reviewed decisions related to whistleblower provisions under 22 statutes for private complainants.
Sara was a Dean's Fellow at the American University Washington College of Law and served as a student attorney in its International Human Rights Clinic where she received a highest grade distinction award. She was also a Note and Comment Editor on the Business Law Review. Her Comment on copyrighting color in the fashion industry won second place in a nationwide writing competition. During law school, she received a certificate of excellence for the legal rhetoric writing exam and an award for oral advocacy. She had two legal externships with the U.S. Department of Justice, one in the Criminal Division and one in the Civil Rights Division. Sara also worked as a law clerk in the U.S. Department of Transportation and as a legal intern in a Washington, D.C. law firm.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
She represents survivors of domestic violence pro bono in custody and divorce cases through the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project. She enjoys baseball, dance, fashion and traveling.