Sara J. Triplett

Sara J. Triplett
Of Counsel

Mass Torts
Class Actions
Products Liability
Copyright, Trademark and Licensing
Commercial / Corporate

Tel: 646-747-6894 | Fax: 646-349-2217 | striplett@mgpllp.com

Ms. Triplett is an experienced litigator and trial attorney, having litigated a variety of cases from inception through judgment. Ms. Triplett’s practice emphasizes complex commercial litigation, including actions involving mass torts, class action claims, and products liability, as well as soft intellectual property (copyright, trademark, and licensing).

Admitted to the State Bar of California, State Bar of Florida, and State Bar of New York, as well as a variety of federal courts throughout the United States, Ms. Triplett has extensive experience representing U.S. and foreign businesses in complex litigation, negotiation, and general corporate law/transactional law.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Triplett was a senior associate at a top AM LAW 200 national law firm practicing in all phases of products liability and commercial litigation. Very early in her career, and as a result of her national achievements in moot court, she was individually selected to be a part of the Houston Trial Team on the largest class action securities case in U.S. history, the Enron Newby matter.

SIGNIFICANT ENGAGEMENTS

  • Attorney presently responsible for managing the defense of all New York litigation—both state and federal—for Fortune 500 client, including individual supervision and day-to-day handling of initial investigation, motion practice, discovery, and trial planning
  • National Coordinating Counsel defending over 120 federal multidistrict litigation mass tort cases for Fortune 1000 client with individual supervision of initial investigation, motion practice, discovery, and trial planning
  • Negotiated and drafted favorable settlement agreements involving copyright, licensing, and franchising contracts
  • Negotiated dismissals with plaintiffs’ counsel in over 20 multidistrict high profile mass tort cases, resulting in significant decrease in potential exposure for client and national press coverage
  • Second-chaired multimillion dollar securities bench trial, resulting in a complete dismissal of client prior to judgment
  • Prepared international intellectual property contracts, including counseling clients as to contractual language best served to protect their interests
  • Lead attorney taking and defending depositions across the country on high profile mass torts matters
  • Obtained dismissal, with prejudice, of high profile mass tort bellwether suit due to strategic deposition and discovery handling
  • Obtained dismissal, with prejudice, of two separate federal mass torts actions on judicial estoppel grounds
  • Obtained dismissal, with prejudice, on behalf of a manufacturer following a Motion for Terminating Sanctions in a federal wrongful death matter

EDUCATION
University of Texas at Austin, B.A. (English Literature and Classics), 1999, summa cum laude
McGill University, Faculty of Law, North American Consortium on Legal Education, 2004
University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2005

BAR ADMISSIONS
State of New York
State of California
State of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, North District of Texas

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association - Litigation Section

PUBLICATIONS
Copyright Procedures Manual, Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Ninth Circuit Further Curtails Consumer False Advertising Class Actions, February 2012, ABA Section of Litigation, Corporate Counsel