Sarah Hughes is an associate in the Corporate Department and a member of the Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups. Sarah counsels clients in connection in both domestic and cross-border buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and recapitalizations. She has represented clients across various industries including banking, securities regulation, broker-dealers, health care, infrastructure, telecommunications, real estate, and environmental.
In addition to her legal practice, Sarah is actively involved and passionate about numerous not-for-profit causes. Sarah does pro bono work for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and has advised pro bono clients such as Right to Play USA, an international non-profit organization that empowers vulnerable children to overcome the effects of war, poverty, and disease around the world through play. She currently serves as a Trustee for the Women’s Sports Foundation, was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the 2018 Olympic Games, and was a featured speaker alongside Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon at the United Nations.
Sarah earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was a senior editor of the Journal of Business Law and received the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award. While at Penn, she also worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Lewis A. Kaplan at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Sarah has a B.A. from Yale University and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Niagara University.