Sarah PodmaniczkyMcGonigle

Associate

Boston + 1.617.449.6943

Sarah Podmaniczky McGonigle represents clients in complex business litigation, investigations, and government enforcement actions. She advises companies and individuals in state and federal courts and investigations in a range of subject matters, including financial litigation, merger challenges, anticorruption, and product liability. Sarah is experienced in virtually all stages of litigation, including written discovery, depositions, dispositive motions, and trial work. She is skilled in managing large teams on sensitive matters involving cross-jurisdictional legal issues.

Sarah has been a key member of Jones Day teams that successfully defended against Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust enforcement challenges, including FTC's challenges to STERIS Corporation's acquisition of Synergy Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital's acquisition of St. Mary's Medical Center. Her investigations experience includes significant matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and False Claims Act.

In addition, Sarah is committed to providing pro bono representation. She has advocated for asylum on behalf of women in U.S. administrative immigration proceedings and for compensation on behalf of an inmate in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Sarah is author of "Order in the Court: Decorum, Rambunctious Defendants, and the Right to be Present at Trial," 14 U. Penn. J. of Const. L. 1283 (March 2012).

Experience

  • U.S. Bank prevails on appeal and obtains settlement in putative class action alleging tens of billions in class-wide losses in connection with residential mortgage backed securitiesJones Day represented U.S. Bank National Association in putative class actions filed in New York state court seeking tens of billions of dollars in alleged class-wide losses in connection with investments in certificates and notes issued by over 800 residential mortgage backed securities trusts for which U.S. Bank served as trustee.
  • Cabell cleared to acquire St. Mary's following dismissal of FTC antitrust lawsuit to block transactionAfter a nearly two-year fight with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Inc. has overcome all regulatory hurdles to its acquisition of St. Mary’s Medical Center, Inc., clearing the way to combine Huntington, West Virginia’s only two health systems.
  • U.S. Bank defeats class certification in putative class action alleging billions in class-wide losses in connection with residential mortgage backed securitiesJones Day represented U.S. Bank N.A. in a putative class action seeking billions of dollars in alleged class-wide losses in connection with investments in notes issued by 25 residential mortgage backed securities trusts for which U.S. Bank served as trustee.
  • Newell Brands acquires Jarden Corporation for $16 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Jarden Corporation in a cash and stock transaction valued at $60 per share, or approximately $16 billion in equity value.
  • STERIS defeats FTC's attempt to block Synergy Health acquisition on antitrust groundsIn a rare litigation defeat against the Federal Trade Commission, Ohio based STERIS Corporation prevailed against an antitrust challenge brought in federal court by the FTC, which sought to block STERIS's proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of Synergy Health plc.
  • LabCorp obtains complete dismissal of Virginia qui tam action alleging submission of false claims to MedicaidIn one of the first cases litigated under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, an analog to the federal False Claims Act, Jones Day represented Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), a nationwide provider of health care diagnostic testing services.
  • California inmate appeals civil rights actionThe Ninth Circuit appointed Jones Day to represent a California inmate who is suing prison officials for deliberate indifference to his post-surgical needs.
  • Chevron obtains discovery against former opposing counsel in long-running litigation in Ecuador and BIT Arbitration against Republic of EcuadorJones Day client Chevron Corporation has been involved in contentious litigation in Ecuador in which the plaintiffs have alleged billions of dollars in damages.
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