Sarah B. Nielsen Counsel

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Sarah’s practice focuses on energy and utility regulatory matters. Specifically, she represents regulated energy companies in proceedings before the South Carolina Public Service Commission.

Sarah is also an accomplished litigator who has significant experience representing clients in contract disputes, class actions, and other complex civil litigation. She has considerable experience in the area of consumer financial services, representing mortgage lenders and servicers in state and federal courts throughout South Carolina. Her experience includes defending claims related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and other state consumer fraud and unfair trade practice statutes. In relation to these matters, she regularly prepared pleadings and motions, conducted witness interviews and depositions, argued motions, and drafted appellate briefs. Sarah has argued before South Carolina state, federal, and appellate courts.

Immediately prior to joining McGuireWoods, she served as a career law clerk for the Honorable Sherri A. Lydon, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of South Carolina. Before her time with Judge Lydon, Sarah was a litigator at a national law firm in Columbia, South Carolina, where she represented clients in general business, contractual, consumer financial services, insurance, and class action litigation.