Sarah Mallett is an associate in the White Collar Criminal Defense, Antitrust, Securities Class Action Defense and Shareholder Litigation Practice Groups in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, class action and securities litigation, internal corporate investigations, and representation of companies facing federal investigation.
Before joining Haynes and Boone, Sarah served as a judicial intern to Magistrate Judge Irma C. Ramirez of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
- Internal investigation of corporate conduct for report to audit committee.
- Representation of a corporation in class action litigation alleging breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with M&A transaction.
- Representing Board of Directors in shareholder derivative actions.
- Representing C-level executives in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations.
- "Haynes and Boone Securities Litigation Year in Review 2012," contributing author, January 30, 2013.
- "Haynes and Boone Securities Litigation Year in Review 2011," contributing author, February 3, 2012.
- "Program Insights - Disclosure of Leniency Documents: Implications of the ECJ’s Pfleiderer Decision in the U.S.," ABA Antitrust Section Joint Conduct Committee E-Bulletin, Vol. 9, No. 1, Fall 2011.
- "Work-Product Doctrine - The First Circuit Further Confuses An Existing Circuit Split In United States v. Textron, Inc.," 63 SMU L. REV. 251 (2010).
03/23/2012 - Connections and Tangential Relationships: the Fifth Circuit Rules on Issue of First Impression and Adopts Standard for SLUSA Preclusion
In a decision issued this week, Roland v. Green
, -- F.3d --, 2012 WL 898557 (5th Cir. Mar. 19, 2012), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit addressed an issue of first impression - the scope of the preclusion provision of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (“SLUSA”).
02/13/2012 - Fifth Circuit Affirms Courts’ Discretion on Fee Methods in Common Fund Class Settlements
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has confirmed that lower courts may use their discretion in choosing either of two methods - the “percentage method” or “lodestar method” - to calculate attorneys’ fees in class action suits. The decision, in Union Asset Mgmt Holding A.G. v. Dell, Inc.,
2012 WL 35249 (5th Cir. Feb. 7, 2012), affirmed a district court’s use of the percentage method to calculate a $7.2 million fee award.
12/01/2011 - Program Insights - Disclosure of Leniency Documents: Implications of the ECJ’s Pfleiderer Decision in the U.S.
The European Court of Justice’s (“ECJ”) recent decision in Pfleiderer AG v. Bundeskartellamt
(“Pfleiderer”) introduced uncertainty regarding the ability of leniency applicants to maintain the confidentiality of documents.