SARAH HEMMENDINGER is a partner in the San Francisco office and a member of the Securities and Shareholder Litigation and Antitrust/Competition practices.
Sarah focuses on securities and shareholder litigation, antitrust litigation, and ERISA class actions. She primarily represents clients in the life sciences, technology, and clean energy spaces. Sarah is an author of Sidley’s annual review and analysis of developments in securities litigation in the life sciences sector, a resource used by in-house counsel, insurers and securities litigators.
Sarah also maintains an active pro bono practice. She has represented a Tibetan monk in asylum proceedings for nearly eight years, including arguing before the Ninth Circuit. Sarah was also a key member of a trial team that successfully litigated claims on behalf of a California taxpayer against the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), establishing that the DMV’s policies on disclosure of non-conviction arrests violates drivers’ privacy rights.
Prior to joining Sidley, Sarah served as a law clerk to the Honorable James C. Cacheris of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Richard D. Bennett of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
Sarah received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served on the Articles Review Committee of the Virginia Law & Business Review. Sarah received her A.B. in history from Princeton University where she was a recipient of the Daily Princetonian Donald Clive Stuart, Jr. ’35 Award for excellence in business.