Sarah Catalano is a Stakeholder in the Madison and Chicago offices of Eimer Stahl. Her nationwide practice focuses on antitrust and complex commercial disputes. Sarah has significant trial and deposition experience, including stand-up roles in jury and bench trials and international arbitration. She has represented clients in a range of industries, including health care, chemicals, food and agriculture, and technology. Sarah maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in civil rights and criminal matters in state and federal courts.
Before joining Eimer Stahl, Sarah served as a staff law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, where she assisted all judges on the court in drafting opinions and orders.
Humana Inc. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., et al. (U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida) – Representing Humana in a RICO conspiracy action against a drug manufacturer to recover overcharges in a case alleging a scheme to inflate sales and the price of a multiple sclerosis drug by providing copayment assistance to patients who otherwise would have chosen cheaper alternatives.
Confidential Arbitration (International Chamber of Commerce) – Trial counsel to Fortune 100 company in breach of contract dispute against major business partner.
In re Crop Inputs Antitrust Litigation (MDL U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri) – Defending Winfield Solutions, LLC in a federal antitrust class action brought against various manufacturers, distributors, and retailers alleging a boycott conspiracy to block electronic platforms from entering and competing in a purported marketplace for crop inputs.
In re Mallinckrodt plc, et al. (U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware) – Served as trial counsel to Humana Inc. and Attestor Limited in a bankruptcy trial held on administrative claims against Mallinckrodt, in a case alleging a scheme to inflate the price of a drug through anticompetitive conduct and fraud.
First Impressions Salon, Inc. v. National Milk Producers Federation (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois); Winn-Dixies Stores, Inc. v. National Milk Producers Federation (U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida) – Defended Land O’Lakes, Inc. in a federal antitrust class action and opt-out cases alleging that dairy farmers and cooperatives engaged in a conspiracy to limit the supply of milk.
Federal Trade Commission v. Qualcomm Inc. (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California) – Representing and counseling LG Electronics regarding its role as a central third party to claims that Qualcomm monopolized certain mobile chipset markets.
Confidential Arbitration (American Arbitration Association) – Represented global ingredients company in arbitration over contract dispute with supplier.
Advised senior corporate executive in an action for judicial dissolution based on shareholder oppression.
Represented major insurance company in class action lawsuits related to health and long-term care insurance.
Represented major auto insurance company against tort and contract claims brought by auto body shops.
Pro Bono Representation
Served as trial counsel in federal jury trial for indigent criminal defendant charged with bank fraud, money laundering, and other crimes in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Obtained settlement for pro bono client in federal civil rights case based on medical deliberate indifference and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act brought against prison officials and medical providers in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
Obtained settlement for pro bono client in federal civil rights case based on excessive force and medical deliberate indifference brought against prison official and medical providers in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
Obtained settlement for pro bono client in malicious prosecution case brought against police chief and village based on racially discriminatory policing in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
- Antitrust Guidance for Joint VenturesChicago, IL, August 22, 2019
- Lessons From a Legal Influencer: What Justice Ginsburg Teaches Us About Legal Strategy and ProfessionalismChicago, IL, May 15, 2019
- Contracts Under Quarantine: What to Consider When COVID-19 Disrupts Performance, Eimer Stahl Insights, Alec Solotorovsky & Sarah CatalanoApril 8, 2020
- Sarah Hallbach, Comment, Framing a Narrative of Discrimination Under the Eighth Amendment in the Context of Transgender Prisoner Health Care, 105 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 463 (2015).
J.D., Northwestern University 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