Sarah R. Marmor concentrates her practice on employment law, complex business litigation, and life sciences/product liability. Sarah has tried complex cases throughout the United States, in state courts in Illinois, Colorado, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas and in federal courts in Illinois, Michigan, California and New York.
Sarah heads the Firm's Employment Counseling and Litigation Practice. Her employment law experience comprises counseling in all aspects of this discipline, including discrimination claims, wage and hour issues, background checks, leave policies and law, diversity initiatives, and employment contracts and non-compete and related restrictive covenant matters. Sarah defends clients in state and federal investigations, and has tried employment contract, discrimination, and ERISA claims to successful verdicts in both state and federal courts. In recent years, she has developed significant expertise in social media law, as it applies to employers and more broadly, and she frequently lectures on this subject.
Sarah has represented clients in a variety of complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract claims, insurance coverage for corporate policy holders, bond redemption and issuance litigation, veil piercing and alter ego litigation, theft of confidential and intellectual property allegations and non-compete suits. She also has significant experience in consumer fraud litigation, with cases in Madison County, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois; and San Diego, California.
Sarah has defended clients in product liability claims involving breast implants, tobacco, asbestos, household products and appliances. She also has represented clients in toxic tort claims involving chemicals and "toxic" mold.
Through this sophisticated products liability practice, Sarah has gained significant experience in developing scientific defenses to personal injury and property damage claims - particularly in the disciplines of toxicology and epidemiology.
Sarah was a member of the team that defended a multinational chemical company in the first and only breast implant class action suit ever certified. Sarah also helped represent the same chemical company in an environmental insurance coverage suit against over 25 insurers in Detroit, Michigan. She helped successfully defend a major tobacco company in a landmark RICO and consumer fraud suit brought by an asbestos trust against the entire tobacco industry.