Sarah Smith

Associate

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  • JD, magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2019; Order of the Coif; Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • BA (English Literature & History), summa cum laude, State University of New York at Geneseo, 2015

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2019

Sarah Smith

Associate

Sarah Smith joined Ropes & Gray in 2019 in the corporate department, and has represented a broad range of private equity and strategic clients in a variety of transactions including licensing and collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial agreements. In addition to her transactional work, Sarah represents companies on ongoing securities law compliance, reporting and corporate governance matters.

Sarah graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2019. During law school, Sarah was a senior editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, co-director of the Civil Rights Law Project, and received Penn Law’s Herbert F. Schwartz Award for distinguished achievement in the field of intellectual property and technology.

Sarah maintains a robust pro bono practice, primarily working with transgender clients to help them navigate the legal name change and gender marker update process.  

Experience

  • Represented a multinational medical technology company in its carve-out acquisition of a health care automation business.
  • Represented a smart technology company in connection with amendments to a complex technology license and intellectual property purchase agreement.
  • Advised a biotech company in the negotiation of an exclusive license and collaboration agreement with a key partner.
  • Advised a software company in creating its terms of use related to its SaaS offerings.
  • Advises private equity funds on intellectual property matters relating to bids for companies in the software, healthcare information technology, pharmaceutical, and consumer products industries.
  • Ongoing representation of a late stage biotech company in connection with its securities law compliance, reporting and corporate governance matters.

Publications

  • “Copyright and Reality,” 167 U. PA. L. REV. 1269 (2019).
  • JD, magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2019; Order of the Coif; Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • BA (English Literature & History), summa cum laude, State University of New York at Geneseo, 2015

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2019
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