Sarah Schaeffer-Roth has nearly 20 years of litigation experience defending Fortune 500 and multinational companies in complex commercial and product liability suits as both national coordinating counsel and local counsel overseeing and managing the nationwide defense of mass-tort litigation. She represents defendants from various industries, including cosmetics, luxury goods, chemicals, industrial machinery, and building materials as well as premises owners. In particular, Sarah has an extensive background in representing clients in high-stakes asbestos and talc litigation. Notably, she also represented a major financial institution in the defense of claims from alleged injury due to performing clean-up work at the World Trade Center site.
An experienced litigator, Sarah guides clients through the litigation process, managing matters from inception to appeal. She is known for her strong written advocacy skills and has successfully briefed and argued numerous motions in New York State Supreme Court. She is well-versed in all aspects of the discovery process, including e-discovery, taking and defending depositions, preparing clients for trial, and has extensive experience with scientific and medical experts. Sarah also counsels clients on risk mitigation and ways to innovatively settle disputes and avoid protracted litigation.
Sarah’s appellate experience includes wins in the New York State Court of Appeals in a major successor liability case and a landmark appeal allowing New York defendants to include certain bankrupt non-party tortfeasors on verdict sheets.
Sarah takes an active role in pro bono matters and has assisted victims of domestic violence as well as clients seeking political asylum. An active member of her community, Sarah was a key driver of the Junior League of Central Westchester’s Board of Directors creating and leading the strategic implementation of the first Diaper Bank in the tristate area in partnership with the Office of the Westchester County Executive as well as the New York State Department of Social Services. Sarah is a native French speaker and was born in Switzerland.