Associate at Thompson Hine LLP

Sara advises businesses on all aspects of the employment relationship, including leave, pay methods and classifications, hiring and layoff, and protection of key relationships. She also drafts employment agreements, arbitration policies, and handbooks.

When necessary, Sara represents employers before the DOL and EEOC as well as in litigation in state and federal courts. Known for her thorough pursuit of facts and legal arguments, she has obtained successful outcomes in cases involving the FLSA, non-compete agreements, Title VII, and related state statutes.

Sara is experienced in labor-management relations, having previously represented the largest employer of Teamsters labor nationwide and prepared white papers on labor issues for a national trade organization. She advises clients on union avoidance, during and after union election campaigns, and when administering CBAs. She has obtained favorable outcomes for clients before the NLRB and has particular experience with Section 301 of the LMRA.

In 2017 and 2018, Sara was the youngest lawyer selected by class year to the list of Rising Stars in Employment & Labor by Georgia Super Lawyers®, an honor given to less than 2.5 percent of lawyers nominated by peers and selected through independent research. She was again selected in 2019 and 2020.

In law school, Sara clerked at the Atlanta District Office of the EEOC, the DOL’s Office of the Solicitor, and for Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein of the Supreme Court of Georgia. In addition, she was a member of the Emory Law Journal editorial board.



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