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 representing organizations and directors in regulatory and white-collar criminal matters, internal investigations, civil litigation, and appeals.

Recent public matters include expedited litigation that held Elon Musk to the original terms of his $44 billion agreement to purchase Twitter, the investigation of the Phoenix Suns and Robert Sarver at the request of the NBA, and reversal of the largest class action damages award in Delaware history on behalf of Boardwalk Pipeline and Loews Corporation.

Before joining the firm, Sarah 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, Sarah 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.

Sarah 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, Sarah 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 United States Supreme Court.  Sarah is ranked in Chambers USA and recognized by Lawdragon as one of the 500 leading lawyers in the United States.  She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Office of the Appellate Defender.

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