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Sara A. Arrow

Sara A. Arrow



  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Commercial Actions
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation, Workplace Investigations, and Compliance

WSG Practice Industries



Sara Arrow is an Associate in the Firm's Litigation department. Her practice focuses on complex commercial disputes and appeals, matters adverse to government entities, and employment law. From 2016 to 2017, Ms. Arrow served as a law clerk to the Hon. Michael A. Chagares of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. From 2015 to 2016, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Paul S. Diamond of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 

Representative Matters

Representing a major pharmaceutical company in an antitrust litigation relating to the innovator's blockbuster drug. Also defending the client in follow-on actions brought by direct and indirect purchasers. Experience briefing antitrust and arbitration issues at the federal appellate level.

Advising corporate and not-for-profit clients on employment issues including employment and separation agreements, employee handbooks, independent contractor status, intern status, sexual harassment and misconduct investigations, administrative proceedings on matters relating to discrimination and harassment, whistleblower complaints, and social media issues.

Representing educational institutions in Title IX compliance, internal investigations, and student disciplinary matters.

Representing corporations and individuals in connection with federal, state, and local criminal and civil investigations, including in matters adverse to the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Representing a consumer products manufacturer in a putative nationwide false advertising class action involving the labeling of a cosmetics product.

Representing financial services companies, non-profit entities, and leadership teams concerning data and security assessments, oversight responsibilities, and internal investigations. Advising on breach procedures, breach response, and complying with federal and state regulatory requirements.

Represented a news-media company in a dispute involving access to police body-worn camera footage.

Pro Bono

Representing criminal defendant in direct appeal of criminal assault conviction.

Representing a Marine Corps veteran in connection with an application for a discharge upgrade.

Successfully represented a client in a coram nobis petition challenging the validity of her criminal conviction.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit 
  • New York
  • New Jersey


  • University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2015)
    • Comments Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • Barnard College, Columbia University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2010)
Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution | Complex Commercial Actions | Employment Law | Employment Litigation, Workplace Investigations, and Compliance | Litigation | Privacy and Data Security

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

MEMBERSHIPS: New York County Lawyers Association, Program Coordinator, Veterans Discharge Upgrade Project (2020-present)


The EEOC Issues Clarifying Guidance about COVID-19 Vaccines in the Workplace
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, December 2020

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its COVID-19 guidance to address workplace issues related to COVID-19 vaccines, including mandatory vaccination policies. According to the EEOC, employers may mandate vaccines, but must attempt to accommodate employees who refuse vaccination because of disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance...

EEOC Issues Guidance on the Permissibility of Mandatory COVID-19 Testing in the Workplace
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, May 2020

On April 23, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued new guidance clarifying that employers may conduct mandatory testing of employees for COVID-19 before they enter the workplace so long as the testing is “job related and consistent with business necessity...

Additional Articles


Antitrust Update
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

Antitrust Update Blog is a source of insights, information and analysis on criminal and civil antitrust and competition-related issues. Patterson Belknap’s antitrust lawyers represent clients in antitrust litigation and counseling matters, including those related to pricing, marketing,...

Data Security Law Blog
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

DataSecurityLaw.com is the firm’s resource for the latest news, analysis, and thought leadership in the critical area of privacy and cybersecurity law. Patterson Belknap’s Privacy and Data Security practice provides public and private enterprises, their leadership teams and boards with...

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

Misbranded is Patterson Belknap’s blog covering false advertising litigation—both consumer class actions and competitor suits—with a particular focus on FDA-regulated products (foods/beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and dietary supplements).

New York Commercial Division Decisions
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

The blog is a source for insights and developments related to practice in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court. This blog reviews key developments in the Commercial Division, including important decisions handed down by the Commercial Division and appellate court...

NY Patent Decisions Blog
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

NYPatentDecisionsBlog.com is a source for the latest patent decisions from the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. The blog is authored by Patterson Belknap’s Patent Litigation practice group, whose members are highly experienced trial attorneys with extensive...

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