With extensive experience in both federal and state court, Sara L. Mandelbaum focuses her practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis on handling commercial contracts, employment discrimination, criminal, and constitutional law. She represents clients in employment discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, and sexual harassment matters.
Prior to joining private practice, Sara spent nearly 10 years with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Women’s Rights Project, founded by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. During her time with ACLU, Sara represented Shannon Faulkner in the historic Citadel case to win admission to the all-male Citadel, The Military Academy of South Carolina.
Sara is Akerman’s first fellow through the firm’s participation in the OnRamp Fellowship Program. This program is an innovative re-entry program for experienced female lawyers and the first ever “returnship” program launched in the legal field.
- J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 1986, Rutgers Law Review, Editor; Women’s Rights Law Reporter, Articles Editor
- B.A., Brandeis University, English and American Literature, 1981, magna cum laude, Artemis, Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Bar Admissions : New York
Court Admissions :
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- Brandeis University, Board of Directors of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Member, 2012-Present
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Civil Rights, Committee on Sex and Law, Committee on Gays and Lesbians in the Legal Profession, Past Member
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