Sarah G.Conway

Partner

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Sarah Conway represents corporations, businesses, and individuals in high-stakes complex litigation. As a commercial litigator, her practice involves product liability, contracts, fraud, consumer class actions, deceptive trade practices, health care, false claims, securities and financial products, and business torts. She has defended clients in multiple bench and jury trials as well as in arbitrations. Sarah is experienced in working on and managing litigation teams on all aspects of litigation, from pretrial pleadings to post-trial motions, and is particularly well-versed in all facets of discovery, including e-discovery and fact and expert witness depositions.

Recent matters include complete dismissal with prejudice in federal court of fraud claims against the former owners of a company following restructuring, as well as obtaining indemnification from that company for defense of the claims. Sarah also represented a company in defeating class certification in multiple cases involving allegations that a client's product had a propensity to develop mold. Other highlights include participating in a product liability trial in state court in Orange County, in defense of Yamaha Motor Co. The trial in this "bellwether" case lasted three months and resulted in a complete defense verdict.

Sarah is on the board of governors for the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and has spoken and written on ethics, jury instructions for affirmative defenses, and damages awards.

Experience

  • Fortune 200 company seeks representation in investigation involving U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism programJones Day represented a Fortune 200 company in an investigation that arose after U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") discovered a large amount of narcotics that, unbeknownst to the company, had been secretly hidden inside a container used to transport the company's products across the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Royal Bank of Scotland obtains dismissal of certain claims pending in Thornburg bankruptcy caseJones Day obtained dismissal of 22 out of 31 claims for The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc that were filed by the Chapter 11 Trustee in the chapter 11 case of Thornburg Mortgage, Inc.
  • Yamaha prevails in jury trial involving Rhino SxS vehicleAfter a three month trial in the Orange County Superior Court, Complex Division, a jury returned a defense verdict on behalf of Jones Day client Yamaha Motor Co. in a "bellwether" case involving the Yamaha Rhino SxS vehicle.
  • Lehman Brothers obtains defense award on arbitration claims relating to investments in auction-rate securitiesOn February 28, 2011, a panel of three Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") arbitrators sided with a trial team from Jones Day and denied all claims of an investor who alleged losses from its holdings in auction rate securities at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
  • Park-Olson Lumber successfully defends against alleged fraudulent investment schemeJones Day defended Park-Olson Lumber Company in a case involving claims by two dozen plaintiffs alleging a fraudulent investment scheme.
  • Jones Day prevails at trial and obtains permanent restraining order for victim of domestic violenceJones Day client JA, a 25 year-old mother of two, sought a permanent restraining order against her ex-fiancé, following repeated threats of violence by respondent against JA.
  • Tenant celebrates complete dismissal of an unlawful detainer actionOn January 8, 2009, Jones Day, in a case referred by Bet Tzedek, obtained a complete dismissal of an unlawful detainer action that sought to evict our client and her family from their home of nearly twenty years.
  • Working with Los Angeles Community Action Network, Jones Day wins appeal for pro bono clientDan Lynch appeared in the Appellate Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court for oral argument on an appeal from a traffic citation issued to a client in connection with Jones Day's support of and work for the Los Angeles Community Action network ("LA CAN").
  • Speaking Engagements

    • January 27, 2016
      Ethics Lessons We Learned in Law School That Cannot Be Forgotten in the Real World, Jones Day MCLE University
    • January 22, 2015
      Do You Remember the Ethics Lessons We Learned as Third-Year Law Students That Apply in the Real World, Jones Day MCLE University
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