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Sarah R. Wolff

Reed Smith LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Sarah Wolff is the co-chair of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Group. She regularly represents public companies and their officers and directors in SEC and other federal and state securities regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. Her areas of expertise include the anti-fraud provisions of the securities statutes, including insider trading matters, as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Sarah's practice also includes representation of clients in complex civil litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country. Sarah, an experienced trial lawyer, has defended numerous securities fraud class actions as well as  consumer fraud, anti-trust and other business fraud class and complex litigation actions on behalf of public companies and their officers and directors. She has led special committee inquiries in securities and corporate governance matters and has assisted corporate clients in conducting internal investigations in a wide range of areas. Sarah regularly speaks on panels and programs pertaining to the securities laws, corporate governance and compliance programs and trial strategy. She was named one of "America's Top 50 Women Litigators" by The National Law Journal, in December 2001, and has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Business Litigation (2003-2010, 2012).

Employment History

 2007 - Reed Smith
   Co-Chair of Securities Litigation & Enforcement Group
1979 - Sachnoff & Weaver (combined with Reed Smith in 2007)
   Chair, Sachnoff & Weaver Litigation Group (2002 - 2007)
   Member, Sachnoff & Weaver Board of Directors


Northwestern University School of Law, 1978, J.D., Member, Board of Editors of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology Northwestern University, 1974, B.S., with highest distinction

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