Sarah A.Ballard

Associate

Pittsburgh + 1.412.394.9513

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.

Experience

  • Global systemically important bank (GSIB) conducts risk assessment to determine impact of LIBOR transition on enterprise-wide portfoliosJones Day is advising a GSIB with respect to enterprise-wide portfolios impacted by the LIBOR transition, including conducting portfolio-wide risk impact assessments, analyzing various consumer products, and developing litigation contingency plans.
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