Sarah Forney

415.944.5424 (direct)

Sarah Forney

Sarah represents clients in intellectual-property and technology-related litigation. Before joining Newman Du Wors, she was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis where she represented clients in patent cases involving wireless telecommunications (cellular and Wi-Fi), database technologies, and cryptography. Her experience includes litigating cases involving trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, and corporate disputes. She also advises clients on cybersecurity, compliance, privacy and other business concerns.

In addition to taking cases to trial in federal courts throughout the country, Sarah has practiced before the International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Sarah has significant business experience working in operations with several startup companies. She remains in the startup community as an advisor and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bar/Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • American University, J.D., summa cum laude
  • University of Richmond, B.A.. summa cum laude