Sarah Zielinski > McGuireWoods LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
SUITE 4100
United States


Sarah helps businesses resolve disputes and navigate compliance challenges arising under the antitrust and consumer protection laws. She represents clients in all varieties of antitrust and consumer protection matters, including as defendants in class actions and complex litigation, as plaintiffs in competitor lawsuits, and as targets of government investigations. She counsels businesses on a wide variety of antitrust and consumer protection issues and regularly provides compliance training.

Sarah is a leader in the antitrust community, and currently serves as co-chair of the Pricing Conduct Committee of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Fintech

McGuireWoods LLP has a well regarded fintech team that covers many corners of the industry. This includes consumer and business lenders, payment processors, data aggregators, crypto and blockchain technologies and alternative finance. The lawyers advise on the regulatory and transactional aspects of new product launches and partnership agreements, as well as broader corporate M&A and financings. Compliance, litigation, investigations and regulatory advice also feature heavily on the agenda. The team co-chaired by Charlotte-based technology and securities partner, Rakesh Gopalan , who has good experience in capital markets and outsourcing deals, and litigator, Molly White , in Los Angeles, who is a former SEC prosecutor. Sarah Zielinski in Chicago is experienced in class action disputes and compliance matters.

United States > Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense

McGuireWoods LLP regularly defends corporations, trade associations and individuals in follow-on treble damage civil litigation and multi-district class actions which concerns allegations of price fixing to exclusive dealing and no-poach agreements. Mark Kinghorn chairs the firm’s practice and is based in North Carolina. Chicago-based Amy Manning is a key attorney who handles criminal and civil antitrust matters particularly in the life sciences, healthcare, and transportation sectors. In Richmond, Howard Feller focuses on antitrust litigation and investigations and Brent Justus has a broad antitrust practice, focusing particularly on cartel defense and litigation covering vertical conspiracies and boycotts among other claims. In Chicago, Angelo Russo handles both criminal and civil litigation across federal and state courts especially for healthcare and life sciences clients, while Sarah Zielinski assists clients with antitrust compliance and representation in complex litigation, investigations, and competitor lawsuits.

United States > Antitrust > Cartel

The cartel team at McGuireWoods LLP handles national and international cartel investigations, guiding clients thorough all phases of investigations as well as follow-on litigation. The firm routinely represents individual executives and private companies in high-profile criminal investigations and civil and criminal defense proceedings. Mark Kinghorn, based in Charlotte, chairs the firm’s antitrust regulatory practice, while Amy Manning leads on the litigation side, defending companies and senior executives in DOJ investigations, in addition to handling leniency applications and civil litigations. Angelo Russo is an experienced antitrust litigator with an emphasis on government enforcement and private cartel litigation, while Sarah Zielinski advises on antitrust and consumer protection issues. In Richmond, Brent Justus has a broad antitrust practice with a focus on cartel litigation before federal courts. Unless otherwise specified, lawyers are based in Chicago.