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Saint Michael’s College, B.A., Summa Cum Laude

Pace University School of Law, J.D., Certificate of Environmental Law, Magna Cum Laude

Sarah concentrates her practice in energy and environmental law. She provides legal advice and guidance on energy-related transactions and regulatory compliance. Her experience includes drafting and negotiating agreements pertaining to the purchase and supply of power and capacity, data sharing and non-disclosure, product development, and other renewable energy development matters with solar and battery storage developers, clean technology research and development firms, consultants, and academic institutions.

Sarah also has experience participating in proceedings before the New York State Public Service Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, most notably on dockets affecting New York’s energy and capacity markets.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Sarah was counsel for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). At NYSERDA, she provided advice and counsel with respect to legal, policy, regulatory and other matters relating to the state’s renewable energy initiatives, including New York’s retail and bulk battery storage incentive programs, NY-Sun solar program, clean transportation and electric vehicle initiatives, heat pump programs, and the development of smart grid technologies. Sarah worked closely with the utilities and state and federal regulators.

While in law school, Sarah represented Riverkeeper as a student clinician at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic where she handled appellate-level pleadings before the Third Department.

Honors

  • Pace Environmental Law Review, Research and Writing Editor
  • Lois Murphy Memorial Scholarship Recipient, 2016
  • Pace Law School Grand Moot Court Competition Best Oralist, 2016
  • Award, Top 3 Finalist: Hartwick Scholar Writing Competition, Institute for Energy Law, Pace University

Publications

Professional Associations

Phi Beta Kappa Society

Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society

Phi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society