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Sarah J. Lopano

Associate

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation

Contact

Sarah J. Lopano
972-628-3647

Education

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    Dallas, Texas 2012
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: cum laude
  • The University of Texas
    Austin, Texas 2009
    B.A. Marketing
    Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2012

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Honors and Awards

Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters
2016-2019

Member of Lead YP, Dallas Regional Chamber
Class of 2019

Attorney Bio

Sarah J. Lopano is an associate in the complex litigation/dispute resolution group. She focuses her practice on commercial and intellectual property disputes.  Prior to joining the firm, Sarah practiced primarily in consumer law.

Sarah graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin and she received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.  While in law school, Sarah was the managing editor of the Journal of Air Law & Commerce, and she worked with the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained a complete defense verdict for a technology company in a case involving an asset purchase agreement with allegations of fraud, fraud by nondisclosure, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, and other equitable claims where the plaintiff demanded more than $1.9 million in damages;
  • Represented a digital marketing firm as the plaintiff in a breach of contract lawsuit; after a two-week trial the jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, and the court awarded over $900,000 in attorneys’ fees;
  • Obtained a judgment notwithstanding the verdict on an $11 million verdict in an antitrust claim brought under the Texas Free Enterprise and Antitrust Act verdict;
  • Successfully argued a motion to strike an expert witness on damages in a UCC, fraud, and breach of contract case involving foreclosure on stock.

Presentations & Published Works

Interviewed on Women in Law series – On the Record (podcast) (2018).

Will the Ban on In-Flight Cell Phone Use Be “Up in the Air” Much Longer
76 J. Air L. & Com. 289 (2011)

 

Professional Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Additional Education & Achievements

W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic

Planning committee for S.H.E. Summit Dallas

Volunteer at Munger Place