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Sara, a partner in our Life Sciences Health Industry Group, counsels life sciences companies and health care providers in both litigation disputes and regulatory enforcement matters. She has represented clients in fraud and abuse matters, including responding to government investigations of Medicare and Medicaid billing, conducting internal investigations, defending against Qui Tam and whistleblower lawsuits under the federal False Claims Act, and other regulatory matters regarding the federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute. She has also represented her health care clients in complex contract and business torts disputes, antitrust litigation, products liability (pharmaceutical) litigation, and medical malpractice suits. She has represented clients in federal court, state court, and administrative proceedings.


  • University of Houston Law Center, 2009, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Barristers, Order of the Barons 
  • University of Houston, 2009, M.B.A.
  • Baylor University, 2003, B.A., magna cum laude

  • Texas

  • Houston Bar Association, Member
    • Leadership Council, Health Law Section 
    • Campaign for the Homeless Committee, Member
    • Law Week Committee, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Greater Houston Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Junior League of Houston, Former Member
    • Head Active, Tea Room Front Office and Pantry
  • St. Andrew's School of Fine Arts, Board Member
  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Active Member and Elder
  • Stephen Minister, Trained Volunteer