Sarah Salomon represents clients in high stakes commercial litigation. Ms. Salomon has worked on a wide variety of successful trial teams, including a complicated arbitration for a large tech client where she argued motions and conducted both direct and cross examinations at the hearing. Her experience includes trade secret cases involving employee mobility, commercial disputes implicating federal export law, habeas, and civil rights actions. Sarah also worked in house on secondment to a large Silicon Valley-based tech company; during her tenure she directed litigation strategy and supervised outside counsel for more than 30 lawsuits.
Sarah formerly served as an impact litigation associate with a boutique San Francisco law firm where she litigated cases that aimed to create systemic change for the underserved and unrepresented. These cases involved prison reform, library censorship, and unfair business practices claims.
Sarah maintains a significant pro bono practice. She was part of a team representing 270 consolidated habeas petitioners against the warden of San Quentin and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation after an unprecedented Covid-19 outbreak resulted in 2,197 prisoners infected and 28 deaths. In its order, the court found numerous constitutional violations and wrote CDCR and the Warden caused “the worst epidemiological disaster in California correctional history.” She represented the nation’s largest Title X grantee in a lawsuit seeking injunctive relief from the Trump Administration’s sweeping changes to the federal Title X family planning program and secured a statewide preliminary injunction. Sarah also helped secure the freedom of Zavion Johnson, who spent nearly 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder.
Prior to joining the firm, she served as a law clerk to Judge Beverly Martin on the Eleventh Circuit. She graduated from Stanford Law School, where she served as academic chair of the Black Law Students Association, and as president of Project ReMADE, an organization that helps formerly incarcerated people to start their own small businesses.
Keker, Van Nest & Peters is pleased to announce that the firm elevated former Of Counsel Ed Bayley to its partnership effective July 1, 2023. The firm has also welcomed as Of Counsel Sarah Salomon, who returned to Keker, Van Nest & Peters after serving as an impact litigation associate with Braunhagey & Borden. Read more
- “Does Your Boss Own Your Brain?” Today's General Counsel, 2018, co-authored with Warren Braunig