Sarah Tishler is a commercial litigator whose practice focuses on complex business disputes in state and federal courts, including intellectual property, breach of contract, and fraud claims. Her experience also includes regulatory investigations, international arbitration, securities litigation, shareholder litigation, class-action litigation, and pre-transactional advising.
She has obtained favorable results for clients at trial, through motion practice, and in out-of-court settlements. Sarah has appeared before state and federal courts, the United States Supreme Court, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Sarah’s pro bono practice focuses on immigration and civil rights matters.
Sarah is the author of “Forum Selection Clauses Head To The Supreme Court,” which discusses the question of what happens when a state passes a law that expressly bans contractual forum selection clauses that would remove a case from that state’s jurisdiction.
Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Duke University, where she was Articles Editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law. Sarah’s law review article titled A New Approach to Shareholder Standing Before the European Court of Human Rights, was published in the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law in 2015. Sarah also holds a law degree from Sciences Po (Paris).
Sarah is fluent in French and, before law school, she worked at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the International Organization for Migration, both in Geneva, Switzerland. Sarah graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Psychology, a B.A. in International Affairs, and a B.A. in French.
- French (fluent)
- Won a unanimous $115 million jury verdict against the world’s largest company in a trade secret case over misappropriation of a computer and telecommunications system for reducing the worldwide problem of fresh food waste (E.D. Ark.)
- General advisory services to businesses on offensive and defensive trade secret protection
- Represented a Japanese financial institution in a class action litigation brought by defrauded customers of a now-defunct Bitcoin exchange (N.D. Ill.)
- Represented a Middle Eastern businessman in ICC arbitration related to the dissolution of a long-standing family business worth billions of dollars
- Represented a publicly traded corporation in SEC investigation arising out of alleged violations of the federal securities laws
- Represented a private equity firm in SEC/DOJ investigation into the company’s compliance with independence requirements
- Pro bono representation of a NYU journalism professor in a Freedom of Information Act litigation against the FDA, seeking information about the FDA’s approval of a controversial muscular dystrophy drug (S.D.N.Y.)
- Successfully won a grant of asylum for a Haitian political dissident after a 3-year immigration battle; currently in the process of obtaining a green card for the client
- Pro bono representation of Texas-based businesses and chambers of commerce in submitting an amicus curiae brief in support of DACA recipients in State of Texas v. United States (S.D. Tex.)
Duke University School of Law, magna cum laude, J.D./L.L.M. International and Comparative Law, 2015
Sciences Po, Masters 2 in Global Governance Studies, 2015
Northeastern University, summa cum laude, B.A. International Affairs and Psychology; B.S. Psychology
Pro Bono Star Award 2022, Human Rights First
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court – Southern District of New York
United States District Court – Eastern District of New York
New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
New York Democratic Lawyers Council
Boston Bar Association