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Sarah Kushner is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She practices in the firm’s Litigation Department, primarily in the Antitrust and Competition practice group.
Among other representative matters, Sarah represented Merck & Co., Inc. in an antitrust MDL proceeding in which plaintiffs alleged an unlawful agreement and conspiracy to delay generic competition, which settled shortly before opening statements. In September 2023, Sarah obtained a complete victory for her law-firm client, persuading the court to dismiss with prejudice all claims in a putative class action alleging supposed fraud in connection with conservation easement transactions. She currently represents numerous clients across a variety of industries in high-stakes antitrust matters.
Sarah maintains an active pro bono practice where, among other things, she represents immigration clients seeking asylum. Sarah also represented a journalist pursuing civil rights claims stemming from her improper arrest while reporting on a public protest, which resulted in a settlement for damages and injunctive relief. In November 2023, the Litigator of the Week column in Am Law Litigation Daily gave Sarah a “Shout Out” for her work on that matter.
From 2019 to 2020, Sarah served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jacqueline H. Nguyen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before joining Gibson Dunn, she clerked for the Honorable John A. Kronstadt of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Sarah earned her law degree from Stanford Law School in 2017. While in law school, she was a finalist in the Marion Rice Kirkwood Moot Court competition and served as a notes editor for the Stanford Law Review. In 2011, Sarah graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Occidental College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Prior to entering law school, Sarah worked as a paralegal at the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.
She is admitted to the State Bar of California.
Stanford University - 2017 Juris Doctor
Occidental College - 2011 Bachelor of Arts