Sarah's practice focuses on representing corporate debtors, creditors committees and creditors in a variety of business Chapter 11 cases. Sarah also has experience representing a variety of creditors in matters involving Chapter 5 causes of action, automatic stay and discharge injunction violations, and bankruptcy-related Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act matters.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods LLP, Sarah worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Douglas O. Tice, Jr., Chief Judge, and the Honorable Blackwell N. Shelley, both from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Represent DIP Lenders in Toys “R” Us
Represent DIP Lenders in Gymboree
Represent DIP Lenders in Penn Virginia Corporation
Represent DIP Lenders in Alpha Natural Resources
Represent DIP Lenders in Patriot Coal II
Represent AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc. as Chapter 11 debtor
National bankruptcy counsel for Sprint Nextel.
National bankruptcy counsel for leading financial institution regarding mortgage, servicing and loss mitigation matters.
Represent Circuit City Stores, Inc. as Chapter 11 debtor.
Represent US Airways Group, Inc. as Chapter 11 debtor (2002 and 2004 cases).
Represent Workflow Management, Inc. as Chapter 11 debtor.
Represent Ennstone Inc. as Chapter 11 debtor.
Represent A. Wimpfheimer & Bro., Inc. as Chapter 11 debtor.
Represent Brill Media Company, LLC as Chapter 11 debtor.
Represent Motient Corporation as Chapter 11 debtor.
Represent secured lender in Movie Gallery, Inc.
Represent unsecured creditors committee in Rowe Furniture, Inc.
Represent chairperson of unsecured creditors committee in FLYi, Inc.
Represent unsecured creditors committee in NTELOS, Inc.
Member, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American Inn of Court
Board of Governors, Bankruptcy Law Section, Virginia State Bar, Vice-Chair, 2017-2018; Secretary, 2016-2017; Newsletter Editor, 2013-2016
Chair, 2008-2010; Membership Co-chair, 2011-2012, Virginia Network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
Member, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
Newsletter Editor, Business Reorganization Committee, 2008-2010; Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Executive Committee, Bankruptcy Section, Richmond Bar Association
Member, Standing Committee on Local Bankruptcy Rules, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2009-2011
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Woodward/White, Inc., 2018-2021
Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Virginia, Chambers USA, 2015-2020
Named to "Virginia Super Lawyers," Bankruptcy: Business, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2020
Named to "Legal Elite," Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights, Virginia Business, 2009-2012, 2014, 2017, 2019
Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2013, 2015
McGuireWoods Achieves Top Rankings in Chambers USA’s 2020 Leading Lawyers Guide
May 1, 2020
Virginia Business Magazine Names 30 McGuireWoods Lawyers to Legal Elite
December 12, 2019