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).
- The George Washington University (J.D. with highest honors 2011; Order of the Coif; Production Editor, The George Washington University Law Review; Member, Mock Trial Board); Bowdoin College (A.B. in English, with high honors in Government, magna cum laude 2008; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Massachusetts, New York, District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- Law Clerk to the Honorable William D. Quarles Jr., U.S. District Court, District of Maryland (2011-2012)