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Sarah E. Bouchard

Sarah E. Bouchard

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA


Sarah Bouchard litigates complex employment, whistleblower, noncompetition, and trade secret matters across the United States for clients in many sectors, including financial services, technology, healthcare, and retail. As co-leader of the firm’s whistleblower group, she handles sensitive litigation and litigation avoidance related to regulatory issues arising under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Dodd-Frank Act, False Claims Act, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She also assists clients with issues involving wrongful discharge, employment contracts, sexual harassment, discrimination, severance agreements, and reductions in force (RIFs).

Sarah’s whistleblower experience includes litigating numerous cases before the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), administrative law judges, and federal courts. She defends clients against allegations involving complex regulatory and compliance issues, including value-added tax (VAT) treatment and free trade zone issues; inventory booking and corresponding implications on quarterly earnings reports; accurate revenue accounting treatment; proper internal control procedures; and stock option agreements and compensation models. On behalf of Morgan Lewis, she has published comments to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program, and is a frequent speaker on Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Dodd-Frank whistleblower issues.

A seasoned litigator with first- and second-chair trial experience in numerous matters, Sarah handles cases alleging violations of employment laws, including individual, US national, and regional collective class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws. She also litigates noncompete and trade secret matters for clients across the United States, most recently in the medical device and technology sectors.

Sarah also routinely advises employers on sexual harassment, employee leave rights, wage and hour compliance, and litigation avoidance, conducting training and internal audits related to these issues.

AWARDS AND AFFILIATIONS

Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008–2016)

Noted in The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation (2014, 2016)

Listed, Employment Law MVP, Law360 (2016)

Listed, Human Resources Executive, Most Powerful Employment Attorneys (2011–2016)

ADMISSIONS

    Pennsylvania

    New Jersey

    US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

    US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

    US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

    US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

    US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

    US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    US District Court for the District of New Jersey

    US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

    US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

    US District Court for the Western District of Michigan

EDUCATION

    Villanova University School of Law, 1995, J.D.

    Pennsylvania State University, 1992, B.A.

SECTORS

Retail

Financial Services

Life Sciences

Technology

SERVICES

Labor, Employment & Benefits

Whistleblowing & Retaliation

Individual Employee Litigation & Arbitration

Employment Counseling

Systemic Employment Litigation

Trade Secrets, Proprietary Information & Noncompetition/Nondisclosure Agreements

Wage and Hour Litigation & Counseling

Life Sciences Transactions

REGIONS

North America

Sarah E. Bouchard is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Sarah E. Bouchard and Margaret M. McDowell, Legal, Ethical, and Practical Considerations: Addressing Concerns of the Whistleblower - Corporate Whistleblowing in 2017, Thursday, June 29, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Internal and Regulatory Investigations of Whistleblower Reports: Ethical Considerations - Corporate Whistleblowing in 2017, Thursday, July 06, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Internal and Regulatory Investigations of Whistleblower Reports: Ethical Considerations - Internal and Regulatory Investigations of Whistleblower Reports: Ethical Considerations, Thursday, July 06, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Internal and Regulatory Investigations of Whistleblower Reports: Ethical Considerations - Internal and Regulatory Investigations of Whistleblower Reports: Ethical Considerations, Thursday, July 06, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Corporate Whistleblowing in 2017, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Corporate Whistleblowing in 2018, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Corporate Whistleblowing in 2018, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, New York, NY
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