Sarah Rosenbluth concentrates her practice on complex civil litigation matters, with a particular focus on defense of ERISA class actions involving 401(k) plans. Ms. Rosenbluth also has defended clients in litigation and government investigations involving contracts, licensing, insurance, products liability and consumer protection issues.
Representative matters include:
- successfully representing a financial services company in a trial of an ERISA class action alleging claims of breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the company’s in-house 401(k) plan, and representing the company on appeal to the federal court of appeals and Supreme Court;
- securing the dismissal of a putative ERISA class action complaint alleging breach of fiduciary duty claims against a financial services company in connection with its in-house 401(k) plan;
- securing the dismissal of a putative ERISA class action against a financial services company alleging breach of fiduciary duty claims in connection with investment advisory services offered to third-party 401(k) plans;
- representing a financial services company as a non-party in an ERISA class action against a private university;
- representing a pharmaceutical company in a licensing dispute with another pharmaceutical company involving a cancer drug; and
- representing an insurance company in a putative class action alleging breach of contract claims in connection with the company’s annuity product.
Ms. Rosenbluth also has an extensive pro bono practice, which has included filing appellate briefs in state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court, on behalf of indigent criminal defendants, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the New England Innocence Project and a group of 20 immigration law professors around the country.
Prior to joining Skadden, Ms. Rosenbluth served as a law clerk to Hon. Norman H. Stahl of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and to Hon. Barbara A. Lenk of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.