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 > Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense

For McGuireWoods LLP, antitrust litigation constitutes one of its key practice areas, in which the firm represents trade associations, individuals, and corporations in matters including multi-district class actions and indirect purchaser litigation. Allegations of bid rigging, no-poach agreements, market allocation and monopolization form part of the department’s portfolio, led by Chicago-based ‘standout lawyer’ Amy Manning. In Richmond, Howard Feller and Brent Justus are key contacts, while Angelo Russo and Sarah Zielinski are recommended for their antitrust expertise in the firm’s Chicago hub.

United States > Antitrust > Cartel

McGuireWoods LLP works across the full range of cartel matters, representing clients in criminal and civil defense proceedings and government investigations, alongside co-ordinating internal compliance and communication policies. The team has a particularly strong record in securing favorable decisions under the DOJ Antitrust Division’s Leniency Program. Clients include public and private companies in a variety of industries, as well as individual executives. Amy Manning leads the team, representing domestic and international companies in DOJ investigations and criminal proceedings, as well as advising on compliance programs. Angelo Russo is active on behalf of clients in government enforcement and private cartel litigation cases, while Sarah Zielinski specializes in antitrust and consumer protection litigation, with a notable capability in pricing issues. All lawyers mentioned are in Chicago.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech

McGuireWoods LLP has an experienced team of fintech lawyers spread throughout its US office network. The firm assists banks and fintech companies on the full range of corporate, finance, regulatory, litigation, and data privacy and security issues. In addition to corporate finance matters, the team regularly assists fintech companies on shared service and partnership agreements, including related IP licensing issues. Lead partners include Charlotte-based fintech head Rakesh Gopalan, a technology and securities lawyer with good expertise in outsourcing deals and IPOs. The firm is also strong on the contentious side, with Charlotte’s Susan Rodriguez, who co-leads the firm’s financial institutions team, a key contact for related litigation, regulatory and enforcement matters, and Chicago partner Sarah Zielinski, who is highly experienced in civil claims and compliance issues. Richmond-based partner James Anderson is a key partner on the corporate finance front.