Hon. Sarah L. Wilson

Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Sarah L. Wilson

Sarah L. Wilson is a litigation partner at Covington & Burling and a former federal judge whose practice focuses on litigation and investigations. She has handled a broad range of civil and criminal disputes, including False Claims Act litigation, environmental and natural resources litigation, insurance litigation, pharmaceutical and consumer product company investigations, and arbitration.

Ms. Wilson co-chairs Covington & Burling's Advertising and Consumer Law Practice Group. She has represented the world’s largest automotive and consumer product companies in recall and post-recall investigations and disputes.

Ms. Wilson previously served as a Trial Attorney and Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice, as an Associate and Senior Counsel in the White House Counsel's Office, and as a Judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.


Columbia Law School, 1990
Yale University, M.Phil., 1985
Yale University, M.A., 1984
Williams College, B.A., 1981

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Publications and Multimedia
Lawyers and Unsympathetic Clients - Podcast
Litigation Practice Group Podcast
October 09, 2015
United States Supreme Court: Nomination and Confirmation Process - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group
May 07, 2010