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Reed Smith, LLP

Main Office Address

Reed Smith Centre
225 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Office Locations

U.S.: New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Houston, Princeton, Falls Church, Wilmington, Silicon Valley, Century City, Richmond

Europe: London, Paris, Munich, Greece

Middle East:  Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Asia: Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Kazakhstan

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Personal Background

In addition to counseling employers on the scope of employment issues, Sara is a trial attorney with background in litigating cases involving race, age, disability, and gender discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation. She has also tried other employment-related and breach-of-contract cases in the federal and state courts and before administrative and arbitration tribunals. Her most recent jury trials involved claims of race, age and disability discrimination which resulted in defense verdicts for our clients. A significant portion of her practice involves trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation which includes litigating preliminary and permanent injunctions in state and federal court. She also drafts and negotiates executive agreements, arbitration agreements, restrictive covenant and confidentiality agreements, severance packages, other employment-related agreements and contracts, employee handbooks, Affirmative Action Plans, and employer policies and procedures.

In addition to her litigation work, Sara conducts management training on a variety of employment issues for corporations and government agencies and is a frequent lecturer on the topics of discrimination, sexual harassment, privacy in the workplace, the ADA and FMLA. She is routinely asked to participate in presentations for the bar association, law school programs and human resources organizations on the topics of employment litigation and trial training. She also conducts investigations for corporations where internal complaints of discrimination have been made.

Sara enjoys an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Firm Background

Founded in1877, Reed Smith LLP is the Employment Law Alliance representative for Virginia and Pennsylvania. The firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises.  Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and high-stake matters, deliver regulatory counsel, and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions.  Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, technology and media, shipping, energy trade and commodities, real estate, manufacturing, and education.  For more information, visit

Reed Smith's employment and benefits attorneys represent management exclusively in a wide range of businesses including the steel industry, health care, financial institutions, higher education and high technology. The firm provides clients with advice, counseling and litigation support in employment and benefits matters ranging from collective bargaining to employment litigation and ERISA compliance.

Firm Practice Areas

Key Industry Focus Areas

  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Real Estate
  • Shipping


Firm Practice Areas

  • Advertising, Technology & Media
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Benefits, Pensions & Executive Compensation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy
  • Construction Contracting & Litigation
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Emerging Growth – Venture Capital
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Financial Services Regulatory & Lending
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Global Capital Markets
  • Global Regulatory Enforcement
  • Government Relations
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Funds
  • Investment Management
  • Labor & Employment
  • Life Sciences Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity, Fund Formation & Alternative Investments
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Litigation & Enforcement
  • Shipping
  • Tax & State Tax
  • Wealth Planning

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