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Sarah R. Goodman

Sarah R. Goodman focuses her practice on federal and state labor and employment investigations, counseling, and litigation. Ms. Goodman routinely advises and counsels clients on workplace matters and employment disputes involving Title VII, ADEA, ADA, and state/city statutes pertaining to employment regulations. Her work includes litigating wage and hour, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and breach of contract claims in federal and state court, and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms.Goodman also has experience defending corporations and executives in all stages of civil and criminal investigations and litigation, including False Claims Act-related litigation and investigations.


  • Single-plaintiff employment litigation
  • Employment risk mitigation
  • Employment counseling and management training
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Title VII, FMLA, ADEA, ADA
  • White collar



  • Obtained dismissal of unfair immigration-related discrimination claim for information technology software services and consulting provider.
  • Assisted in obtaining dismissal of religious and disability discrimination claims for health care company.
  • Assisted in obtaining summary judgment in employer’s favor in race discrimination lawsuit upheld by the Third Circuit.
  • Assisted in multiple cases to stave off nationwide collective actions by moving to compel plaintiffs to arbitrate their claims on an individual basis per governing arbitration agreements.
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Berle Schiller, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2012

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2018-2020
  • Board Member, Lombard Swim Club 
  • Member, Young Lawyer Editorial Board, Legal Intelligencer, 2015-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association


  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2014
    • Notes & Articles Editor, Fordham International Law Journal
    • Research Assistant, Professor Nestor Davidson
  • B.A., Urban Studies, Brown University, 2009
    • Head Teaching Assistant, Engineering
    • Team Captain, Varsity Women’s Swim Team
    • Peer Tutor, Engineering Department
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit