Jenner & Block

Sara Horton concentrates in complex civil litigation, focusing on patent and technology-related litigation.  Ms. Horton has represented clients in complex disputes involving a variety of technologies including pharmaceuticals, polymers, plastic packaging, computer networks, display systems, alloys and baking technology.  She also has experience before the International Trade Commission.  Ms. Horton has tried more than 10 cases and has significant courtroom experience.  In 2019, she was recognized by The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as one of the 40 best lawyers under age 40 practicing in Illinois and was previously named a “Rising Star” in intellectual property by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine.

Ms. Horton serves the firm as a member of the Hiring Committee and Women's Forum.  In connection with the Constitutional Rights Foundation's Lawyers in the Classroom program, she teaches constitutional law to students in Chicago Public Schools.  She also co-teaches a class on Intellectual Property Licensing at Chicago-Kent College of Law.  Ms. Horton graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2002, where she earned a B.S. in chemistry and earned athletic-academic honors.  While at Notre Dame, she worked in the Radiation Laboratory (supported by the US Department of Energy) as a research assistant.