Sarah Hopkins

Attorney at Law

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Sarah’s practice centers on employment and commercial litigation matters, litigating breach of contract, unfair competition and trade secrets disputes, as well as restrictive covenant matters. Sarah drafts employee handbooks and advises clients on their content and use in the workplace.

Frequently called upon to assist with expedited on-boarding or sudden termination of employees, Sarah works closely with senior management and legal and human resources departments. Sarah’s clients range from sole proprietors to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Sarah has overseen and managed litigation on a national scale, advising on federal and state employment law, privacy laws, as well as non-solicitation, non-compete, confidentiality, non-disclosure, and competitor employment agreements.

Sarah earns her clients’ trust through building lasting relationships that center on proactive counseling, claim prevention, risk reduction and cost minimization. Whether she is educating her clients about the law, interpreting or drafting, employee handbooks and contracts, Sarah is focused on litigation avoidance. Horn Williamson clients rely upon Sarah for thoughtful advice, creative solutions and a timely response.

Sarah is a member of the Horn Williamson Construction Defect Team.

Some of Sarah’s recent successes include:

  • Significantly reducing a plaintiff award after a multimillion-dollar employment arbitration. During the course of the arbitration, Sarah cross-examined adverse Spanish-speaking plaintiff witnesses and exposed weaknesses in their claims.
  • Resolving a client matter through successfully obtaining temporary restraining order against the client’s former employee for misappropriation of trade secrets, misuse of confidential information, breach of contract and fiduciary duty.
  • Counseling a client through onboarding a new hire from the client’s competitor, thereby avoiding litigation.

Sarah speaks conversational Spanish, a talent she often relies on when counseling clients and during arbitration. Outside the office, Sarah exercises her creativity in the kitchen, crafting new recipes for her family and friends.

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
Education

Boston University School of Law, J.D.
 2004

Rutgers College, The State University of New Jersey, B.A., 2001