Sara Ann Brown

Senior Counsel

Overview

Sara Ann Brown is a trial lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, focusing on high-stakes business and commercial litigation. She works with Foley’s clients through every stage of litigation, from preliminary negotiations to trials and appeals on a wide variety of matters including commercial and corporate governance disputes. Sara works closely with the firm’s Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practice, appearing on behalf of trustees and debtors in contested matters and adversary proceedings, including in cases involving fraudulent transfer claims and alleged breaches of fiduciary duties. Sara has a proven track record of success that led to her receiving the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Communications Law (2021-2022) and the 2021 Texas Rising Stars list from Super Lawyers.

Sara has been involved with the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation since 2019 and is currently a vice-chair of the Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee. Sara has also shared her expertise with students at the University of North Texas School of Law as an affiliate professor.

In addition to work on behalf of her clients, Sara has demonstrated a strong commitment to her community and providing pro bono legal services. In January 2021, her work with the Innocence Project secured the release of Rosa Jimenez, a Texas woman who served nearly two decades in prison after a wrongful murder conviction. Sara is currently serving as the immediate-past president of Youth180, Inc., where she has served on the board of directors since 2014. Sara and her husband are also active volunteers with an animal rescue, fostering and finding new homes for dozens of dogs over the last few years.

Prior to joining Foley & Lardner LLP, Sara served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry Lee Hudspeth, United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Chair, Board of Directors, Youth 180
  • Affiliate professor, University of North Texas School of Law

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2011)
    • Staff editor, American Journal of Criminal Law
    • Student attorney, Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Wichita State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2008)
    • History

Admissions

  • Texas (2011)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2013)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2017)