Sarah Catalano is a stakeholder at Eimer Stahl LLP. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including a variety of antitrust, health care, insurance, and contract disputes. Sarah also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in civil rights matters in state and federal court.

Before joining the firm, Sarah served as a staff law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, where she assisted all of the judges on the court in drafting opinions, orders, and resolving motions. During law school, Sarah externed for the Honorable Joan Humphrey Lefkow of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She also externed for the Federal Defender Program, where she was awarded the Board of Directors’ Special Recognition Award, an award given to one intern per year for outstanding work. While at Northwestern, Sarah was involved in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center for Criminal Defense and served as an Executive Editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Experience

Case Experience

Representing and counseling LG Electronics, Inc. regarding its role as a central third party to claims that Qualcomm monopolized certain mobile chipset markets. (Federal Trade Commission v. Qualcomm Inc.)

Counseling and representing major health insurance company in cost recovery actions against health care providers, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device makers for fraudulent or otherwise illicit practices.

Appellate counsel for corporate executive in action for judicial dissolution based on shareholder oppression.

Representing global food processing company in breach of contract matter against supplier.

Representing major insurance company in class action lawsuits related to health and long-term care insurance.

Counseling clients on ongoing antitrust compliance.

Defended Land O’Lakes, Inc. in federal antitrust class action and opt-out cases alleging that dairy farmers and cooperatives engaged in a conspiracy to limit the supply of milk. (First Impressions Salon, Inc. v. National Milk Producers Federation; Winn-Dixies Stores, Inc. v. National Milk Producers Federation)

Represented global ingredients company in arbitration over contract dispute with supplier before the American Arbitration Association.

Represented major auto insurance company against tort and contract claims brought by auto body shops.

Served as Chicago counsel for a social network in an action brought pursuant to the Antiterrorism Act alleging that major technology companies provide material support to terrorist groups which enabled them to carry out the November 15 attack in Paris. (Palmucci v. Twitter, Inc.)

Served as Chicago counsel for Facebook in an action brought on behalf of the People of the State of Illinois pursuant to state consumer protection statutes alleging that Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytica to collect the personal data of Facebook users. (People of Illinois, ex rel. Kimberly M. Foxx v. Facebook, Inc.)

Representing pro bono client in federal civil rights case based on medical deliberate indifference and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act against prison officials and medical providers.

Obtained settlement for pro bono client in federal civil rights case based on excessive force and medical deliberate indifference against prison official and medical providers.

Obtained settlement for pro bono client in malicious prosecution case against police chief and village based on racially discriminatory policing.

News

Speaking Engagements

  • Antitrust Guidance for Joint Ventures
    Chicago, IL, August 22, 2019
  • Lessons From a Legal Influencer: What Justice Ginsburg Teaches Us About Legal Strategy and Professionalism
    Chicago, IL, May 15, 2019

Publications

J.D., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 2015

  • Cum Laude
  • Executive Editor, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

B.A., DePaul University, 2012

  • Summa Cum Laude

  • Staff Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
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