Sara Brody (Speaker)
Sara Brody is a co-leader of Sidley Austin LLP’s Securities and Shareholder Litigation practice group and heads the firms’ Northern California litigation practice. She has extensive experience in securities litigation, defending issuers, officers, directors, underwriters, and venture capital firms in shareholder class actions and derivative actions in state and federal courts throughout the United States. She regularly represents companies and individuals in matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission and various self-regulatory organizations. Sara also has extensive experience in conducting board committee and internal investigations and counseling clients on disclosure issues. She has written articles and lectures on a wide range of securities litigation topics in legal and business forums across the country.
Sara won one of the Top Ten Defense Verdicts of 2002, as selected by The National Law Journal. She is listed as one of the leading California litigators in the 2005 through 2016 editions of Chambers & Partners’ America’s Leading Business Lawyers, the 2012 through 2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, the Daily Journal as one of the Top Thirty Securities Litigators in California and was shortlisted as Litigator of the Year at the Chambers USA Women in Law Awards. Additionally, Sara has been listed as a “Life Science Star” in the Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement category by LMG Life Sciences for 2016.