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  • University of Arkansas, B.A. (2004) Phi Beta Kappa, Sturgis Fellowship Recipient
  • Stanford Law School, J.D. (2007) with distinction


  • New York

Sarah Gilbert

 Partner New York
Phone: +1 212.895.4226
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

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 against potential multimillion-dollar liabilities. In addition to her experience litigating matters involving consumer fraud, financial torts, unfair competition, and commercial contracts, she also focuses her practice on the areas of media law and related intellectual property issues.

Representative Matters

  • Representing former Managing Director and Head of Global Securitized Asset Trading at an international financial institution in a civil action brought pursuant to the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY).
  • Representing Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies in MDL national and statewide class actions asserting antitrust claims.
  • Defended a securities rating agency in state Attorneys General actions alleging unfair trade practices and multiple other litigations related to its ratings on structured finance securities.
  • Represented a major financial institution in multiple complex commercial contract disputes.
  • Defended an insurance carrier in a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) class action and multiple coverage disputes.
  • Defended a major financial institution in mass tort litigation related to the World Trade Center disaster.
  • Advised media clients regarding compliance with privacy and data security laws and regulations.
  • Defended an intellectual property holder in trademark infringement and unfair competition litigation.


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.


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