J.D., The George Washington University, 2012
M.P.P., The George Washington University, 2012
B.A., cum laude, Claremont McKenna College, 2006
Sara Mogharabi has extensive environmental regulatory and litigation experience, with a focus on matters relating to project development, contamination and hazardous wastes, and product stewardship.
Sara has represented clients in the mining, waste, recycling, and energy sectors. She has advised clients on regulatory compliance matters under a broad array of federal environment statutes, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; the Clean Water Act; the Clean Air Act; the Endangered Species Act; the Safe Drinking Water Act; and the National Environmental Policy Act. Sara also has expertise in compliance counseling under specific state statutes, such as California’s Proposition 65 and state-level product stewardship laws. As part of her regulatory practice, she has represented clients before federal and state agencies.
Sara’s litigation experience includes conducting document reviews, managing expert witnesses, taking and defending depositions, working with joint defense groups, drafting motions and briefs, and preparing cases for arbitration and jury trials. She has represented clients with matters in federal and state courts as well as before agency tribunals. She has performed internal investigations and assisted in settlement negotiations on behalf of clients.
In addition to her environmental regulatory and litigation expertise, Sara has transactional environmental experience performing due diligence reviews and marking up agreements. She has also assisted companies undergoing corporate mergers and re-brandings with permit transfers and name changes. When her workload permits, Sara represents pro bono clients in immigration court.
Prior to joining the Firm, Sara worked as an associate at an environmental boutique and as a senior associate at a large, global law firm. During law school, she served as a law clerk at the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Civil Enforcement, at the Department of Justice in the Appellate Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division, and for the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate and Air Program.