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Greenberg Gross LLP Elevates Star Litigator Sarah Kelly-Kilgore to Partner


L.A.-based Partner makes a name for herself as she takes lead on Supreme Court cases, putting a spotlight on lawyers’ free speech rights, defamation, and libel law

Sarah Kelly Kilgore

LOS ANGELES, CAGreenberg Gross LLP, a high-stakes business litigation law firm, is pleased to announce the elevation of Sarah Kelly-Kilgore to Partner. Ms. Kilgore handles trial and appellate matters for public and private companies, high-level executives, and celebrities. Since joining Greenberg Gross in March 2017, Ms. Kilgore has led a number of the firm’s most high-profile cases, including a multimillion-dollar fraudulent-transfer action, an employment action on behalf of an in-house attorney involving claims of workplace retaliation, and several major breach-of-contract actions. Ms. Kilgore is lead counsel on the firm’s two cases currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, both of which involve significant First Amendment issues.

“Sarah isn’t afraid to tackle the most challenging cases, and already has an unparalleled track record as a star litigator,” said Co-Founder and Managing Partner Alan A. Greenberg. “We have total confidence in her capabilities and the value she’ll continue to bring to our clients.”

“Sarah is a force to be reckoned with,” said Co-Founder Wayne R. Gross. “She consistently goes above and beyond for clients, and is known for her ingenuity, strategic legal counsel, and leadership.” 

Prior to starting her legal career, Ms. Kilgore was an Academic All-American at San Diego State University, where she led the women’s water polo team to its first NCAA Final Four appearance. Ms. Kilgore also served as the starting goalkeeper for the women’s national champion team in Australia’s National Water Polo League.

“Coming from a competitive sports background, I knew that I found the right team when I joined Greenberg Gross,” said Ms. Kilgore. “The firm routinely delivers results in some of the country’s most significant high-stakes litigation cases, while continuing to provide the one-on-one service that our clients deserve. I am thrilled to be fulfilling the role of Partner in a firm that puts a premium on delivering the highest level of client service, legal advocacy, and cutting-edge trial skills.”

Ms. Kilgore’s practice focuses on complex business litigation matters, including private litigation in state and federal court, regulatory and enforcement actions, and sensitive internal investigations. She earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was Editor in Chief of the American Criminal Law Review, and she is admitted to practice in the State of California, District of Columbia, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California.

In addition to her practice, Ms. Kilgore is member of the executive committees for both the Barristers and Business & Corporations Law Sections of the L.A. County Bar Association. She also serves on the Leadership Council for Public Counsel, a pro bono organization that provides legal services and community outreach across Los Angeles.

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