Sara L.Rafferty

Associate

Washington + 1.202.879.4655

Sara Rafferty represents commercial clients in complex civil litigation matters as well as in administrative and regulatory challenges involving the government. She has defended clients against the government in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, Congressional investigations, sanctions investigations and disclosures, and False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuits.

Sara's litigation practice involves overseeing complex case discovery, developing case strategy, researching legal issues, and drafting briefs. She has defended corporate clients against claims brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) through a series of withdrawal liability arbitrations, initiating bid protests with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and obtaining a $50 million arbitration award in a cross-border investment dispute.

In addition to investigations and litigation, Sara represents clients in challenging rulemakings before regulatory authorities. She has advised and crafted oral testimony and written submissions before the U.S. Trade Representative's Section 301 Committee and the Federal Communications Commission.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Sara served for four years as a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she was a policy advisor on trade and national security issues. After leaving government service, she spent three years lobbying on behalf of corporations on national security issues while pursuing a law degree at Georgetown University.

Experience

  • C&S Wholesale Grocers obtains summary judgment win in withdrawal liability caseIn a case of first impression in the courts within the Second Circuit, Jones Day represented C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. in obtaining summary judgment against a $64 million withdrawal liability claim brought against it by the NY State Teamsters Pension Fund.
  • World Wide Minerals obtains arbitration award in excess of $50 million against the Republic of KazakhstanJones Day obtained an arbitration award on behalf of World Wide Minerals Ltd. ("WWM"), a Toronto-based mining company, and Mr. Paul A. Carroll, QC, WWM's President and CEO, which held that the Republic of Kazakhstan breached international law and the Canada-U.S.S.R. Bilateral Investment Treaty ("BIT") over 20 years ago.
  • Public utility company resolves subcontractor disputeJones Day achieved a successful settlement for a leading public utility client defending against subcontractor claims.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires The Praetorian GroupJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company, Lexipol, LLC, of The Praetorian Group, a leading provider of learning and content platforms for local government and public safety organizations.
  • Tekni-Plex acquires Commodore Plastics and Commodore TechnologyJones Day advised Tekni-Plex, Inc., a portfolio company of private equity fund Genstar Capital, in connection with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Commodore Plastics and Commodore Technology, a family owned industrial business specializing in the manufacture of foam and plastic packaging.
  • Riverside simultaneously acquires four businesses to create Netwatch Global GroupJones Day advised The Riverside Company on the simultaneous acquisition of four businesses resulting in the formation of the Netwatch Global Group.
  • Tekni-Plex acquires Dunn IndustriesJones Day advised Tekni-Plex, Inc., a portfolio company of private equity fund Genstar Capital, in connection with its acquisition of Dunn Industries, Inc., a family owned industrial company specializing in the manufacture of extrusion tubing for the medical device market.
  • Public company discloses FCPA issues to DOJ and SECJones Day coordinated the internal investigation and resulting self-disclosure to the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") for a public company involved in industrial and manufacturing work regarding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") issues arising out of the company’s China office.
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