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Sarah C. Blackadar



Sarah Blackadar draws on a deep breadth of government experience to assist clients with their labor and employment needs. She counsels clients in their negotiations with labor unions, collective bargaining and contract administration. Sarah offers guidance in National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proceedings, labor-relations lawsuits, arbitration hearings and other administrative proceedings.

Prior Experience

Before joining Faegre Drinker, Sarah served as special counsel and labor relations at the NLRB. In that capacity, she advised agency leadership on internal employment, labor relations and compliance matters.

Prior to her time at the NLRB, she served as a general attorney in the Office of the Solicitor at the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). At the FLRA, she served as a both in-house counsel and as a member of the appellate litigation team, representing the agency in federal court.

Sarah also served as an appellate attorney in the Office of the General Counsel in the Department of Veterans Affairs. There, she defended the agency’s regulatory adjudications in federal court in hundreds of cases addressing all aspects veterans benefits available under Title 38.

Personal Interests

Outside of work Sarah is an avid runner and gardener.


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Washington Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Superior Court of the District of Columbia


William & Mary School of Law
J.D. Journal of Women and the Law (staff member) (2016)

Western Washington University
B.A. in Economics and French (2009)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • CPRinsights – A blog providing practical insights on legal trends affecting retailers and consumer product manufacturers and distributors
  • LaborSphere – a resource providing coverage and insights on breaking cases, recently enacted legislation and a broad range of labor issues

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association – Board of Governors (2019-2022)


  • Great North Innocence Project — Pro Bono Champions of the Year, 2023
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2023
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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