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)

A very strong firm that delivers top talent‘, Seyfarth Shaw LLP fields a construction practice recognized as a major player in the market, regularly engaged on some of the most significant, critical infrastructure and development projects in the United States and abroad. The team maintains strong local presence too, with hub offices across the country. Alison Ashford leads the New York construction practice and co-chairs of the national group. Her primary focus is on structuring complex infrastructure and development projects, drafting and negotiation of a broad range of project agreements. Michael McKeeman is a fellow co-chair and the firm’s key figure in California, handling disputes for owners, prime contractors, and subcontractors on private as well as public construction projects. Another name to note for contentious matters is David Blake, praised for his ‘ease in communicating‘, and alongside him in Washington DC is experienced practitioner Bennett Greenberg whose current workload includes a number of the most notable PPP projects in the country. Further lawyers with client recommendation include ‘excellent litigatorJason Smith, the ‘very knowledgeable and incredibly detailedSara Beiro Farabow, and her ‘communicative, clear and concise‘ associate Michael Wagner .