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Sarah MacDonald
Sarah Robertson MacDonald
Silicon Valley +1 650 632 4738 Download V-card

Sarah MacDonald is an associate in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, including high-stakes insurance coverage litigation. She also has experience representing corporations in internal and government investigations. Ms. MacDonald has a broad range of litigation experience, which includes participating in case development and strategy, managing discovery, taking and defending depositions, preparing expert and fact witnesses for depositions and trial, and drafting motions.

  • Won complete defense verdict for Salix Pharmaceuticals following two-week jury trial brought by collaboration partner Napo Pharmaceuticals. Napo had sought over $260 million in damages and the right to terminate the parties’ license agreement. As a result of Covington’s efforts on summary judgment and at trial, Napo received nothing. See Law360 article “Salix Wins Jury Verdict In Breach Suit Over Napo Drug” (2/25/2014).
  • Secured favorable settlement for major company after insurers denied coverage for costs related to asbestos injuries.
  • Achieved multi-million dollar recovery from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on behalf of a state agency.
  • Represented death-row inmate in habeas corpus proceedings before federal district and appellate courts.