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Sarah Carrier

Associate

Sarah Carrier assists with a variety of litigation in commercial, financial services, and business compliance matters. 

Featured Experience

Secured dismissal with prejudice of telecommunication services client – one of more than 40 defendants – subject to multimillion dollar, 50+ count lawsuit alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, federal and state RICO violations.

Obtained full dismissal of all criminal export claims against pro bono client facing deportation.

Advised worldwide logistics company with respect to government inquiries into indirect air carrier security program compliance, resulting in complete avoidance of formal federal investigation and penalty.

Professional Biography

Overview

Sarah represents clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation disputes, financial services matters, and business compliance investigations. Sarah also has experience counseling corporate clients in contract review, drafting, and negotiations.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Sarah was a legal intern with the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., specializing in economic development projects. Sarah now focuses on representation of financial institutions, businesses, and individuals at all stages of litigation. Sarah's recent advocacy practice includes second-chair jury trial experience resulting in favorable award for defendant/condemnee in a Georgia eminent domain action.

Representative Matters
  • Secured dismissal with prejudice of telecommunication services client – one of more than 40 defendants – subject to multimillion dollar, 50+ count lawsuit alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, federal and state RICO violations.

  • Obtained full dismissal of all criminal export claims against pro bono client facing deportation.

  • Advised worldwide logistics company with respect to government inquiries into indirect air carrier security program compliance, resulting in complete avoidance of formal federal investigation and penalty.

  • Represented large regional bank in series of commercial loan workouts and post-judgment collection matters.

  • Successfully defended international grocery store in a variety of general liability lawsuits throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina jurisdictions.

  • Assisted defense of national restaurant chain in sequence of commercial real estate lease disputes.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Member – Georgia Bar Association
  • Member – Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member – Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Member – Atlanta Bar Association
Publications
  • Co-author – "Assignability of Commercial Contracts (GA)," by Jennifer G. Cooper and Sarah Carrier, Thompson Reuters Practical Law Commercial Transactions w-013-8962 (2019)
  • "From Paper to Electronic: Food Stamps, Social Security, and the Changing Functionality of Government Benefits," The Georgetown Law Journal on Poverty Law and Policy (Fall 2016)

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2017
    • Georgetown Law Journal on Poverty Law and Policy, senior editor
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A., 2013, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Georgia, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2018
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2018

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