Sarah J. Lopano

Partner
Litigation
Dallas
972-628-3647

Result-Driven Attorney 

Sarah handles complex research, briefing, and argument for high-stakes litigation and complex commercial litigation cases.

Up and Coming 50 Honoree

Sarah is recognized annually by Texas Rising Stars and in 2021, she was named an Up and Coming 50: Women Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters.

Top-Tier Law Graduate 

Sarah graduated with honors from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and she graduated magna cum laude as an undergraduate from the University of Texas.

Sarah J. Lopano is a partner 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 Matters

  • 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.

Education

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

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Member of Lead YP, Dallas Regional Chamber
Class of 2019

Member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Leaders Board

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Woodward White, Inc.
2021-2022

Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters
2016-2021

Up and Coming 50: 2021 Women Texas Rising Stars
Thomson Reuters

Member of Lead YP, Dallas Regional Chamber
Class of 2019

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2012

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

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)

 

 

Focus Areas

Commercial Litigation

Employment Litigation

Patent Litigation

Supreme Court & Appellate Practice

Trade Secret Litigation