Sarah Katz

Associate

Sarah focuses her practice on product liability litigation and the defense of pharmaceutical, medical device, and mass and toxic tort claims. She has extensive experience with all stages of the litigation process, from pre-litigation counseling through trial and appeal, and has second chair arbitration, trial, and dispute resolution experience. She represents a diverse array of clients in multidistrict, coordinated, and consolidated proceedings, as well as putative class actions and “one-off” product liability suits. She also has experience representing individuals and corporations in complex commercial and business litigation matters.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • The Ohio State University

    (B.A., cum laude, 2007)

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law

    (J.D., magna cum laude, 2017)

    Senior Editor, Journal of International Law

Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • State of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Experience

  • Handles all aspects of state and federal civil litigation, including pleadings and motion practice, pretrial discovery, trial, and appeal.
  • Effectively and efficiently handles discovery, including taking and defending depositions, preparing witnesses for deposition, drafting and responding to written discovery requests, and managing large-scale electronic discovery in product liability matters.
  • Represented a manufacturer in contract disputes involving a medical device recall.
  • Represented various businesses in bad faith insurance claims against insurance companies that denied business interruption coverage for COVID-19.

Publications & Presentations

Publications

  • “The New ‘6-3’ Supreme Court and the Future of the ACA,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (March 2021)
  • “Drafting Employee Arbitration Agreements After Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (November 2018)
  • “A More Acceptable Solution: The Proposed European Union Agency of Asylum and Refugees,” Case Western Reserve University Journal of International Law (Spring 2017)
  • “Impact of Domestic Violence Exposure: Recommendations to Better Serve Ohio’s Children,” The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (June 2017)

Honors

  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars (2021-2022)