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Sarah Mac Dougall is a litigation associate in the firm's New York office, focusing on both complex litigation--with an emphasis on patent and trade secret litigation--and white collar defense. In her pro bono practice, she focuses on representing reproductive health care providers and organizations in constitutional and administrative cases as well as on representing individuals challenging unlawful police actions.

  • Representation of a consumer products retailer in trade secret litigation in the Southern District of New York.  
  • Internal investigation for the Board of Directors of a major media company in connection with alleged sexual abuse and harassment and other workplace culture issues.    
  • Representation of an individual client, charged criminally with manipulating international exchange rates.
  • Representation of a major accounting firm in connection with a DOJ subpoena concerning audits of a media company.
  • Representation of individual clients in connection with a DOJ probe into mortgage fraud during the 2008 financial crisis.
  • Representation of an international sport organization in an internal investigation.

Pro Bono

  • Representation of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England in a constitutional and Administrative Procedure Act challenge to HHS's denial of care rule in the SDNY. 
  •  Representation of the Center for Reproductive Rights in evaluating First Amendment challenges to state abortion regulations.
  • Representation of an abortion provider in a state-law tort suit.
  • Representation of a client convicted of drug offenses in New York state court on appeal in the First Department.
  • Representation of a client for a VAWA self-petition.
  • Representation of a client in an NYPD civil forfeiture proceeding.

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, New York Regional Office (Summer 2014)
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (2011-2013)