People: Sara E. Sweeney, Counsel

Sara E. Sweeney

Counsel

Boston
Direct: (617) 946-8381
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Sara Sweeney is Counsel in the Labor & Employment department in the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She works remotely in Rhode Island to assist with matters in RI, MA and CT.

Immediately prior to joining Seyfarth, Sara was Assistant Vice President/Litigation Counsel at a global property insurance company where she managed all facets of litigation on behalf of the company. She also assumed responsibility for HR and employment-related matters throughout the U.S. and Canada. Sara was responsible for drafting and providing internal training on the Company’s first-ever Records Management Policy. She also provided countless other internal trainings related to litigation, the discovery process, and claims handling. Prior to her role as in-house counsel, Sara worked for a mid-sized litigation firm in Providence. She actively defended matters in RI, MA and CT state and federal courts in the areas of employment, medical malpractice, and other general liability defense.

In addition to her extensive litigation experience, Sara was accepted and graduated from the Leadership Rhode Island program in 2016. This is a nationally-recognized immersive community engagement program that trains and connects leaders from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Additionally, Sara has been an active and vocal member of the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association where she was a past President.  Sara is also the recipient of Providence Business News’ 40 Under Forty award as recognition of her achievements.

Sara Sweeney is Counsel in the Labor & Employment department in the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She works remotely in Rhode Island to assist with matters in RI, MA and CT.

Immediately prior to joining Seyfarth, Sara was Assistant Vice President/Litigation Counsel at a global property insurance company where she managed all facets of litigation on behalf of the company. She also assumed responsibility for HR and employment-related matters throughout the U.S. and Canada. Sara was responsible for drafting and providing internal training on the Company’s first-ever Records Management Policy. She also provided countless other internal trainings related to litigation, the discovery process, and claims handling. Prior to her role as in-house counsel, Sara worked for a mid-sized litigation firm in Providence. She actively defended matters in RI, MA and CT state and federal courts in the areas of employment, medical malpractice, and other general liability defense.

In addition to her extensive litigation experience, Sara was accepted and graduated from the Leadership Rhode Island program in 2016. This is a nationally-recognized immersive community engagement program that trains and connects leaders from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Additionally, Sara has been an active and vocal member of the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association where she was a past President.  Sara is also the recipient of Providence Business News’ 40 Under Forty award as recognition of her achievements.

Education

  • J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law (2007)

  • B.A., Boston University (2003)

Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut

Courts

  • US Supreme Court
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court
  • Rhode Island Superior Court
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Massachusetts Appeals Court
  • Massachusetts Superior Court
  • Connecticut Supreme Court
  • Connecticut Appellate Court
  • Connecticut Superior Court

Affiliations

  • Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association (Board Member 2011-2016; President 2014-2015; Member 2011-present)
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (Member 2014-2019; Co-Chair, Communications Subcommittee of New to In-House Committee 2014-2017)

Accolades

  • FM Global, Immediate Recognition Award (2017)
  • Providence Business News, 40 Under Forty (2015)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2013, 2014)