Sarah M. Hayes

Associate

Houston
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Overview

Sarah Hayes's work in various practice areas adds value to her developing practice. She has considerable experience conducting legal research and composing memoranda, motions and pleadings in commercial litigation and labor and employment matters. Sarah also demonstrates familiarity with courtroom proceedings, having prepared for and attended depositions, hearings and trials.

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  • Involved in the defense of a Fortune 100 healthcare distributor in a Texas state court multidistrict opioid litigation in which approximately 50 cases have been consolidated. Conducts research, third-party discovery, offensive discovery strategy, and drafts motions related to designating responsible third parties.
  • Assisted in the representation of the Official Committee of Tort Claimants, the official committee representing the interests of over 70,000 victims of Northern California wildfires in the chapter 11 reorganization of Pacific Gas and Electric Company and PG&E Corporation. Conducted research, discovery, deposition preparation, and extensive review and analysis of documents for the purpose of claims estimation and determination of nonparty fault. PG&E is the largest bankruptcy case ever filed in California and the sixth largest case ever filed in the United States.
  • Assisted in the representation of a shipping and logistics company in a maritime action involving issues of maritime attachment and vessel arrest. Drafted a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, and researched maritime specific issues including choice of law, forum non conveniens, petitory and possessory, conversion, and civil conspiracy.
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Experience

  • Involved in the defense of a Fortune 100 healthcare distributor in a Texas state court multidistrict opioid litigation in which approximately 50 cases have been consolidated. Conducts research, third-party discovery, offensive discovery strategy, and drafts motions related to designating responsible third parties.
  • Assisted in the representation of the Official Committee of Tort Claimants, the official committee representing the interests of over 70,000 victims of Northern California wildfires in the chapter 11 reorganization of Pacific Gas and Electric Company and PG&E Corporation. Conducted research, discovery, deposition preparation, and extensive review and analysis of documents for the purpose of claims estimation and determination of nonparty fault. PG&E is the largest bankruptcy case ever filed in California and the sixth largest case ever filed in the United States.
  • Assisted in the representation of a shipping and logistics company in a maritime action involving issues of maritime attachment and vessel arrest. Drafted a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, and researched maritime specific issues including choice of law, forum non conveniens, petitory and possessory, conversion, and civil conspiracy.
  • Assisted in the representation of a medical holdings company and healthcare services corporation in antitrust litigation. Assisted with the drafting of a motion for summary judgment involving issues of fraud, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and the Texas Harmful Access by Computer Act.
  • Assisted in the representation of the Trustee in the liquidation of Bernie L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in connection with Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme. Conducted review and analysis of discovery in support of affirmative defenses.
  • Assisted in the representation of an oil and gas company in a case involving issues under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Conducted research and prepared a memorandum regarding approaches to successor liability under CERCLA, under both the general federal common law and the continuity of enterprise approaches.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Pro Bono

  • Volunteer with Houston Bar Association Legal Lines.
  • Assisted on case involving issues of medical malpractice in the armed forces and the Feres Doctrine.

Prior Positions

  • BakerHostetler: Summer Associate

Admissions

  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2019; Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy, Senior Articles Editor; Black Law Students Association; Mock Trial Team; Health Law Organization
  • B.A., Political Science; B.A., Modern Languages: Spanish Concentration, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2015, cum laude; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Parliamentarian; Mock Trial Team; Pre-Law Association

Languages

  • Spanish