Sarah Hutchins helps clients navigate business litigation, government investigations, and data privacy and cybersecurity. She has significant experience representing clients in business disputes, including over noncompetition and non-solicitation agreements, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair and deceptive trade practices. She has a particularly deep understanding of the digital aspects of business litigation, which allows her to assist clients in quickly tracing a digital trail and isolating key material.
Sarah also has extensive experience in large-scale government investigations featuring the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, among other regulators. A seasoned litigator, she is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in North Carolina and Virginia, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Sarah’s experience with business litigation and government investigations strengthens her cybersecurity and data privacy practice. Sarah is recognized by the IAPP as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), which is the gold standard for privacy professionals in America. She is also a North Carolina State Bar board certified specialist in privacy and information security law. Sarah counsels national companies on compliance with federal and state data privacy and security regulations, facilitates the export of significant amounts of data out of various countries, and coordinates responses to data breaches for a number of entities, including governmental and quasi-governmental entities. Sarah has extensive litigation experience in federal and state civil lawsuits related to data privacy, security, and information technology.
Within Parker Poe, Sarah serves as the head of the firm’s Recruiting Committee and is a member of Parker Poe’s Professional Review Committee and its Security Team.
While at the William & Mary School of Law, she was a member of the Journal of Women and the Law and the William & Mary Moot Court Team.