Sarah Boyce

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

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Mission Street 560
San Francisco 94105 CA US

Sarah G. Boyce is a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Ms. Boyce focuses her practice on complex litigation and appeals, and has worked on matters before all levels of the federal courts.

A selection of Ms. Boyce’s most recent representative experience includes:

  • The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico in litigation challenging the selection of its members under the Constitution’s Appointments Clause.
  • Sorenson Communications in an appeal challenging a Federal Communications Commission rate order before the D.C. Circuit.
  • Disney Enterprises, Inc. and affiliated companies in obtaining a preliminary injunction against Redbox for its unlawful sale of Disney’s digital movie codes.
  • FX Networks and Pacific 2.1 Entertainment Group in opposing a petition for certiorari brought by actress Olivia de Havilland that challenged her depiction in the program “Feud: Bette and Joan.”

Ms. Boyce also maintains an active pro bono practice. Her pro bono representations have included:

  • Harvard Law Review Association in a suit challenging its diversity policies under Title VI and Title IX.
  • A Florida prisoner bringing a conditions-of-confinement claim in both the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • A federal inmate in a successful Fourth Circuit appeal arguing that filing a prison grievance should be protected activity under the First Amendment.

Ms. Boyce has also been appointed as an amicus curiae by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and has successfully briefed and argued a complex procedural appeal in that capacity. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Boyce clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, as well as Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Ms. Boyce was also a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General.

Ms. Boyce earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from Duke Law School, where she served as the editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal. She graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College with a B.A. in English. Before attending law school, Ms. Boyce worked as a middle school teacher with Teach For America. She now lives on Capitol Hill with her husband and one-year-old son.

Education:

  • Duke Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2012) Order of the Coif; editor-in-chief, Duke Law Journal
  • American University (M.A., 2009)
  • Davidson College (B.A., with honors, magna cum laude, 2007) Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa

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  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

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