Sarah Tomkowiak represents issuers as well as their officers and directors in complex business litigation and investigations, including securities class actions, merger litigation, and enforcement actions.
Ms. Tomkowiak represents clients active in numerous industries in:
- Securities fraud class actions
- Shareholder derivative litigation
- Mergers and acquisitions litigation
- Internal investigations
- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations
- Corporate governance
She draws on extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including first-chair and federal jury trial experience, as well as with Section 10(b) and Section 11 of the federal securities laws.
She conducts internal investigations into financial reporting, accounting, disclosures, and internal controls issues, and advises clients on a range of matters, including corporate governance and the securities laws.
Ms. Tomkowiak has been recognized as a Rising Star in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers lists 2014-2017, and as a Law360 Rising Star in 2019.
Ms. Tomkowiak is a founding member of Washington Area Women Trial Attorneys (WAWTA). She is also active in the D.C. Women’s Bar Association and is Vice Chair of the ABA’s Class and Derivative Actions Subcommittee. She co-authors the ABA’s annual publication Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation - Class Actions.
Ms. Tomkowiak participates in firm management, previously serving on Latham’s Recruiting, Associates, and Pro Bono Committees.
- “Balancing Messaging with Potential Legal Implications,” Corporate Counsel’s Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference (November 2019)