Sarah Gilbert

Partner
New York
sgilbert@crowell.com
Phone: +1 212.895.4226
590 Madison Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Sarah Gilbert is a partner in Crowell & Moring's New York office and a member of the firm's Litigation Group. Sarah handles complex commercial disputes, from pre-litigation through appeal, with a focus on the financial services sector. She has successfully defended financial services clients in class actions and other high stakes litigation matters. In addition to her experience litigating matters involving securities fraud, financial torts, unfair competition, and commercial contracts, she also focuses her practice on the area of health care litigation, representing major health plans and other managed health care companies. 

Representative Matters

  • Representing Macquarie Capital and related entities in an action alleging fraud and breach of contract in connection with an Asset Purchase Agreement.
  • Representing Santander Securities in adversary proceeding in connection with Title III bankruptcy proceedings for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico relating to underwriting practices on government bonds.
  • Representing Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies in MDL national and statewide class actions asserting antitrust claims.
  • Representing major health plan in ERISA dispute regarding alleged breach of fiduciary duties in connection with self-funded benefit plan.
  • Representing major food company in nationwide class action alleging false advertising in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented former Head of Global Securitized Asset Trading at an international financial institution in a civil DOJ action alleging fraud in the structuring and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities brought in the Eastern District of New York.
  • Represented a securities rating agency in multiple litigations alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of fiduciary duty in connection with its ratings on structured finance securities.
  • Defended an insurance carrier in a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) class action in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented an international financial institution in action alleging breach of fiduciary duty in connection with mutual fund investment management.
  • Represented foreign liquidators of Cayman-based hedge funds in bankruptcy proceedings in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented a securities rating agency in action alleging negligent misrepresentation and unfair trade practices in connection with its ratings on municipal bonds.
  • Represented an international financial institution in multiple complex commercial contract disputes.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice:

  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the S.D.N.Y. and the E.D.N.Y
Memberships: New York Women's Bar Association

Clerkship and other distinctions:

Judicial Clerk, S.D.N.Y., Hon. Cathy Seibel (2009-2010)



Speeches & Presentations

  • NYWBA's Paving Your Path: Finding Success as a Female Commercial Litigator, New York, NY (March 30, 2017). Moderator: Sarah Gilbert.


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Firm News & Announcements

Oct.15.2018 Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
Oct.31.2017 Super Lawyers Recognizes 79 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
Nov.22.2016 Sarah Gilbert Joins Crowell & Moring's Commercial Litigation Group as New York Partner