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Sarah Harrington

Phone: 202-362-0636
Fax: 866-574-2033

Sarah is among the most experienced Supreme Court specialists practicing today. She has argued 22 cases in the Supreme Court and has served as counsel or co-counsel in dozens of others. She has also argued dozens of cases in the federal courts of appeals. Sarah is a Chambers USA-ranked appellate litigator, known for her skill at oral argument and her tremendous judgment as an advocate. She has handled a wide range of topics before the Supreme Court, including bankruptcy, constitutional law, criminal law, tax law, preemption, trademark, civil procedure, environmental law, and federal statutory questions. Sarah’s court of appeals experience is similarly broad, covering topics such as criminal law, civil RICO, antitrust, constitutional law, employment discrimination, sovereign immunity, and civil procedure. She has also been a valuable resource to trial teams, providing expert support on strategy and briefing. Sarah is an instructor in the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Harvard Law School and frequently speaks at conferences and with national news outlets about the Supreme Court.

Before joining Goldstein & Russell, Sarah worked for eight years as an Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General. Earlier in her career, Sarah worked as an appellate attorney in the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she received numerous awards. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Yale College, Sarah clerked for the Honorable Rosemary Barkett of the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Sarah serves on the Boards of Advisors of the Appellate Project, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the Institute of Judicial Administration at NYU. She is the President-Elect of and a Master in the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court. Sarah was previously recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” rising stars in the Washington, D.C. region.

Supreme Court Arguments

  • Hungary v. Simon, 2020
  • Kansas v. Glover, 2019
  • Town of Chester v. LaRoe Estates, 2017
  • Midland Funding v. Johnson, 2017
  • Czyzewski v. Jevic, 2017
  • Sherriff v. Gillie, 2016
  • Husky Elecs v. Ritz, 2016
  • Harris v. Arizona Indep. Redistricting Comm’n, 2015
  • McFadden v. US, 2015
  • Hana Financial v. Hana Bank, 2014
  • Warger v. Shauers, 2014
  • US v. Clarke, 2014
  • Robers v. US. 2014
  • Law v. Siegel, 2014
  • Sekhar v. US, 2013
  • Smith v. US, 2012
  • Kloeckner v. Solis, 2012
  • RadLAX Gateway v. Amalgamated Bank, 2012
  • Kurns v. RR Friction Prods., 2011
  • Fowler v. US, 2011
  • Sossamon v. Texas, 2010
  • Hamilton v. Lanning, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Multiple federal courts of appeals


  • U.S.C.A. 11th Circuit


  • J.D. Harvard Law School, 1999
  • B.A., Yale, 1994

Areas Of Practice

Goldstein & Russell, P.C. specializes in representing clients at all stages before the U.S. Supreme Court. Collectively, the firm’s lawyers have argued 79 cases on the merits and have filed in e… Read More
While focused on representing clients in the Supreme Court, the firm also serves as counsel to clients in the federal courts of appeals. Like its Supreme Court practice, the firm’s experience in the… Read More