Sarah K. Eddy
Justice John Paul Stevens, United States Supreme Court, 2005 – 2006
Honorable John M. Walker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2003 – 2004
Honorable Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2002 – 2003
Sarah K. Eddy
Sarah K. Eddy is a partner in the Litigation Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Her practice focuses on the representation of directors and corporations in derivative and class action lawsuits, internal investigations, regulatory and white-collar criminal matters, complex contract disputes, and appeals.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Eddy was Chief of Appeals for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she began her tenure in November 2009. Before becoming Chief of Appeals, Ms. Eddy was Co-Chief of the Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit, and served as a trial attorney in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit and the Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit. She conducted some of the Office’s most significant investigations of corporate misconduct, tried 11 cases to verdict, and argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Ms. Eddy received a B.A. in History from Queens University in Ontario. She read law as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, earning a B.A. in Law (First Class) and a B.C.L. (Distinction). She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, graduating first in her class.
Early in her career, Ms. Eddy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the Honorable John M. Walker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Important Supreme Court Business Cases Decided During October Term 2020 and Cases to Watch in October Term 2021,
in Columbia Law School’s Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets, July 15, 2021.
- Carbon, Caremark, and Corporate Governance,
in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, May 30, 2021.
- Cybersecurity Oversight and Defense — A Board and Management Imperative,
in NYU Law School’s Blog on Compliance and Enforcement, May 12, 2021 and Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, May 14, 2021.
- White-Collar and Regulatory Enforcement: What Mattered in 2020 and What to Expect in 2021,
in NYU Law School’s Blog on Compliance and Enforcement, February 4, 2021.
- Section 220 as Pre-Complaint Discovery—Recent Developments,
in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, December 15, 2020.