Sarah McVay is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, and her case load covers a broad spectrum, including consumer class actions, breach of contract, business torts, product liability, and trade secrets litigation.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015Maryland
  • 2017District of Columbia


  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland


  • The George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D.with Highest Honors2015

    Order of the Coif

    Jacob Burns Award, presented to the winning team for GW Law’s Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

    Willard Waddington Gatchell Award

    Senior Notes Editor, The George Washington Law Review

  • Johns Hopkins UniversityM.A.T., Secondary Social Studies2009
  • University of ArizonaB.A., Sociology, Religious Studies & Political Sciencesumma cum laude2007

    Honors Graduate

    Phi Beta Kappa

    2007 Outstanding Senior Award, College of Social and Behavior Sciences