Sarah Jacobson

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2008

B.A., English, Cornell University, 2004

Admissions

New York, 2009

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Profile

Sarah Jacobson has litigated employment, intellectual property, contract disputes, securities fraud, and white collar crime matters in both federal and state courts across the United States. Sarah’s clients appreciate her excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Sarah’s practice spans many aspects of litigation, including motion practice (including summary judgment motions, class certification motions, and in limine motions), discovery, trials and appeals. Sarah has also counseled and advised clients on a variety of employment issues, including discrimination, harassment and termination.

Sarah was recently part of a trial team that secured a victory on behalf of an international dermatological company on claims for trademark infringement, false advertising, and federal and state unfair competition claims in connection with a trademark used on a line of the company’s skin healthcare products, and on the one claim in which the jury found in plaintiff’s favor, awarding less than 2% of the plaintiff’s last settlement demand on that claim. Sarah also recently obtained a significant ruling from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York suppressing all evidence the Government obtained through a search warrant of a client’s home and office in connection with a high profile securities fraud and market manipulation case, which resulted in dismissal of charges.

Sarah’s other experience includes securing a trial victory for Marvel Entertainment LLC in connection with a declaratory judgment action declaring that Marvel did not enter into an enforceable oral contract with the inventor of a Spider-Man “Web Blaster” wristband toy; securing a trial victory for a Brooklyn mixed-use building owner in a suit brought by a purported buyer alleging that the owner had entered into a contract with the buyer to sell the property for $30 million, allowing the building owner to sell to a third party at a higher price; successfully defending summary judgment in a bid by news station to dismiss an age discrimination lawsuit brought by an award-winning former news director; securing summary judgment dismissing copyright infringement claims against Marvel Entertainment, LLC and its licensees by a comic book writer claiming ownership of the copyright in Marvel's Ghost Rider character; representing Marvel Entertainment, LLC in a declaratory judgment action seeking to invalidate copyright termination notices issued on behalf of the heirs of Jack Kirby, which sought to obtain rights in numerous iconic Marvel characters; and successfully defeating a motion seeking class certification in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) related to alleged unsolicited mass fax advertisements.

Apart from her work on behalf of clients of the firm, Sarah is an adjunct assistant professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Sarah was selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2017.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Annual Review of Litigation, Chapter 3: Appellate Practice," contributor, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, April 2011. 
  • "'Pay-for-Delay' Settlements: Antitrust Violation or Proper Exercise of Pharmaceutical Patent Rights?" co-author, Business Law Today, ABA Business Law Section, January 27, 2011.

Growth

Nine Haynes and Boone Lawyers Elevated to Counsel

Haynes and Boone proudly announces the promotion to counsel of nine firm associates, representing six practice areas from our Chicago, Dallas, London, New York and San Antonio offices.

Honors

Super Lawyers

New York Super Lawyers Recognizes 16 From Haynes and Boone

Sixteen Haynes and Boone lawyers have been recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in New York’s 2017 Super Lawyers directory. The awards are based on peer recognition and professional achievements. Of those nominated, only five percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion.


Published by Thomson Reuters in September 2017

Litigation

Haynes and Boone Secures Complete Victory for Financier Benjamin Wey

New York federal prosecutors have dropped all criminal charges against high-profile private equity executive Benjamin Wey, indicted in 2015 for alleged securities fraud and related charges. A trial in the matter was scheduled for October 2017.

Selected Client Representations

  • Secured summary judgment dismissing copyright infringement claims against Marvel Entertainment, LLC and its licensees by a comic book writer claiming ownership of the copyright in Marvel's Ghost Rider character.
  • Successfully defended summary judgment in a bid by news station to dismiss an age discrimination lawsuit brought by an award-winning former news director. 
  • Represented Marvel Entertainment, LLC in a declaratory judgment action seeking to invalidate copyright termination notices issued on behalf of the heirs of Jack Kirby, which sought to obtain rights in numerous iconic Marvel characters.
  • Successfully defeated a motion seeking class certification in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) related to alleged unsolicited mass fax advertisements.

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