Sarah Ballard has experience in various aspects of complex civil litigation, including multidistrict litigation and contractual and tort disputes. Drawing on her experience as a federal court law clerk, Sarah assists clients with legal analysis and research, fact investigations, drafting and responding to discovery, and dispositive motions pre- and post-trial and on appeal. Sarah recently helped draft an amicus brief to support the appeal of a significant civil matter to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which the Court has agreed to hear.
Sarah has also successfully represented four clients seeking asylum or withholding of removal in the United States as part of the Firm's Laredo Project, a pro bono initiative assisting refugees who seek safe haven in the United States.
Prior to entering law school, Sarah worked in Spain as an English teacher, where she served as both a government employee of the Junta de Andalucía and in a private capacity at a language academy. As a teacher, Sarah taught English at the primary school and university level as well as in-house for Spanish companies.
- Syracuse University (J.D. magna cum laude 2017; Order of the Coif; Order of Barristers; Associate Notes Editor, Syracuse Law Review; Assistant Editor, Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis; Onondaga County Law Clinic Award; Finalist and Best Brief in the College of Law's Appellate Advocacy Competition; Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, M.A. in International Relations 2017); Fordham University (Dual B.A. in International Political Economy and Spanish Language and Literature summa cum laude 2010; Recipient of the Reverend Ferdinand Verbiest, S.J. Award and Heydt Senior Spanish Award for highest GPA in both disciplines; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Pennsylvania, New York, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Law Clerk to: Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith (2019) and Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie (Ret.) (2018-2019), U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2018-2019) and Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr., U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York (2017-2018); Intern to Magistrate Judge Thérèse Wiley Dancks, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York (Summer 2015)