Sarah J. Clark is a litigator in the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court and Education practices. She focuses on appellate litigation, but has an active trial practice as well.
Ms. Clark has experience representing clients at various stages in civil litigation, agency proceedings, and arbitration in diverse areas including copyright, government contracts, education, and constitutional law. She has represented, among others, individuals, institutions of higher education, non-profits, and major corporations. She recently represented music industry clients in an agency rate-setting proceeding, which culminated in a six-week trial, and is actively involved in other agency litigation, in briefing dispositive motions in the district courts, and in commercial arbitration.
Ms. Clark has authored briefs in the district courts, the courts of appeals, and in the U.S. Supreme Court. She is currently the lead associate on Third, Fifth, Seventh, and D.C. Circuit appeals. Ms. Clark also maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on reproductive rights and on the rights of criminal defendants.
Ms. Clark graduated from Stanford Law School in 2017. While in law school, she was a member of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and a teaching assistant for Constitutional Law and Federal Litigation. In addition, Ms. Clark served as an articles editor on the Stanford Law Review and as co-president of Women of Stanford Law. She received her BA in History and English from Williams College in 2012.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Clark served as a law clerk to the Honorable Cornelia T.L. Pillard of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and to the Honorable Allyne R. Ross of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.