Ms Sara Farabow > Seyfarth Shaw LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
United States
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Work Department

Litigation Department; Construction Practice Group; Government Contracts Practice Group; Commercial Litigation Practice Group; Distressed Situations Resource Team


Ms. Farabow is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm’s national construction practice.  For 26 years, she has been practicing international and U.S. contract law at Seyfarth and is recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading lawyer. Ms. Farabow has substantial jury and bench trial experience in federal and state courts.  In addition, she has successfully mediated and arbitrated disputes involving complex construction projects and commercial contracts.  These include domestic alternative dispute resolution proceedings as well as international arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association and other tribunals.


American Bar Association; American Society of International Law; ArbitralWomen; Associated General Contractors of America; Atlanta International Arbitration Society; Construction Owners Association of America, Inc.; International Bar Association; United States Council for International Business; Girls on the Run of Nothern Virginia


LL.M., International & Comparative Law, Georgetown University, with distinction; J.D., The College of William and Mary School of Law, American Jurisprudence Award for Appellate Advocacy; National Moot Court Team; Order of the Barristers; B.S., Virginia Tech

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)

Bennett Greenberg and Sara Farabow, who are based in the firm’s Washington DC office, co-chair the ‘nationwide‘ construction practice at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, which is praised for providing a service that has ‘the feel of a local, personal nature‘ and ‘never gives the impression that we are just one of a long list of clients‘. The New York office is headed by Alison Ashford, whose primary focus is the structuring of projects and negotiating project agreements, including public-private partnerships at the government level; she also has an impressive track record in energy, mining and natural resources projects. In recent work, Greenberg is representing the Municipality of Anchorage in major litigation against participants in the Port of Anchorage Intermodal Expansion Project, totaling more than $340m. Additionally, the team, including Washington DC partners Jason Smith and David Blake, are preparing design-build and construction management contracts for aspects of the project that total $250m. Greenberg and Blake were also the key names on the $500m redevelopment of Reagan National Airport for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. In addition, Greenberg is advising the Transbay Joint Powers Authority on all construction-related matters pertaining to the $4.5bn development of the new transit center in San Francisco. Alongside Michael McKeeman and counsel Patty Lee, who are based in San Francisco, Greenberg acted for the same client in successfully resolving $35m worth of claims through an alternative dispute resolution process. McKeeman has been retained by the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to draft and negotiate the $40m purchase order for the exterior skin of the new museum in Los Angeles. He was supported by San Francisco associate Katherine Polychronopoulos, who was also active in the representation of Vance Brown as general contractor in a $15m dispute with a developer relating to the construction of a large campus complex in the Silicon Valley. This matter was led by San Francisco partner Gregg Dulik, who is recommended by one client for his in-depth knowledge of ‘our business and our industry‘.