Sarah M. Washington, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Arbitration and General Liability practices, has been selected for the 2019 Honorable Judith Kaye Commercial and Federal Litigation Scholarship established by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).
The scholarship is awarded to up to five female litigators to help increase the number of women prepared to serve as first chair in large commercial cases and covers the cost of their registration for either the 2019 session of the Commercial Litigation Academy or the next session in 2021. Each “Kaye Scholar” will be presented with her award on November 13, 2019, at the Southern District of New York, in conjunction with the presentation of the Shira A. Scheindlin Award for Excellence in the Courtroom to female litigators who have had a distinguished career in the courtroom in either state or federal courts and who have shown a commitment to mentoring young attorneys. The Kaye Scholars are also invited to attend the section’s annual meeting and gala luncheon on January 2020 in New York City.
More about Goldberg Segalla’s Sarah M. Washington:
Sarah M. Washington joined Goldberg Segalla in December 2018. She focuses her practice on commercial litigation and corporate law, as well as defending large businesses, landowners, and contractors in premises liability and construction site personal injury/New York Labor Law litigation. She is an active member of the Bar Association of Erie County and the Minority Bar Association of Western New York—most recently as director of its Executive Board. She was the recipient of the Minority Bar Foundation of Western New York Award and the SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association GOLD Group Award in 2016, and in 2019, Buffalo Business First named Sarah one of their “30 Under 30” honorees.