Sarah Y. Guo



Sarah Guo is an associate in Foley & Lardner LLP’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice, concentrating on construction and labor and employment matters. Sarah counsels private and public corporations and governmental entities to ensure compliance with the governing laws and regulations, and litigates complex disputes in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Representative Experience

  • Defended claims of unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment and retaliation under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and equivalent state laws and regulations
  • Created and updated employment policies and practices to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations
  • Conducted investigations into allegations of workplace harassment
  • Prosecuted and defended large construction delay claims
  • Extensively negotiated construction contracts for large-scale infrastructure programs and projects
  • Developed and implemented procurement processes and project delivery methods for major local projects
  • Provided real-time advice to a public entity concerning project management and claims issues


  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.)
    • Managing Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law
    • Senior Articles Editor, Virginia Law and Business Review
  • Emory University (B.A., summa cum laude)
    • Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Co-author, “A Customized Approach to Insuring Construction Mega-Projects,” Risk and Insurance (May 2019)
  • Co-author, "15 Things You Must Know About Insuring Mega-Projects,” Risk and Insurance (April 2019)


  • Volunteer, Orlando Ballet Ambassadors Program
  • Member, Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association


  • Florida
  • Maryland


Florida Issues Emergency Rule and FAQs Clarifying Its COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Law
27 December 2021
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives
Maryland Federal Court Limits Employer Liability to Third Parties in the Face of COVID-19
28 June 2021
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business
Best Practices for Returning to Work in a Vaccinated World
31 March 2021
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business
Best Practices for COVID-19 Preparedness: Key Employment Law Issues for Starting Back Up or Continuing Operations
April 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center:Back to Business
Webinar: Coming Out of the Dark
05 May 2020