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Sarah R. Nichols • Associate

Ogletree Deakins • San Francisco, California

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Contact Information

Ogletree Deakins
Steuart Tower
One Market Plaza, Suite 1300
San Francisco, California 94105
phone 415-442-4810
fax  415-442-4870


Sarah’s practice focuses on labor and employment litigation, defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and wage and hour issues.  She has extensive experience defending whistleblower claims and claims of trade secret misappropriation.

Sarah provides preventive advice to clients on various personnel issues including employee discipline and termination, background checks and the development of preventive policies and procedures to avoid employment claims and litigation.  She is particularly passionate about providing advice to employers in relation to handling workplace violence. 

Sarah provides strategic advice and counseling to clients on all challenges related to the cross-border transference of a workforce and the hiring and handling of employees overseas.  Admitted to practice in Australia, she enjoys using her experience to translate a variety of foreign legal concepts so that U.S. companies can ensure their policies, contracts and payroll processes comply with local laws across the globe.

Sarah is a frequent speaker for trade groups and associations as well as private employers and provides compliance and liability prevention training for managers.

Activities, Awards, Acknowledgments

State Bar of California, American Bar Association, Bar Association of San Francisco, Advance -Australian Expatriate Organization


  • College: B.S., University of Sydney, 1998
  • Law School: J.D., University of Sydney, 2001

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
New South Wales, Australia
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• Employment Law
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