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Sara E. Molinsky



Sara advises and represents clients in environmental litigation, remediation and regulatory matters. She guides clients through all aspects of litigation and the environmental implications of business transactions. 

Sara’s litigation experience involves actions brought in state, federal and appellate courts. She is experienced in handling case discovery, discovery disputes and dispositive motions.

Her regulatory experience before federal, state and administrative agencies includes compliance with regulations in the handling, transport, storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous substances and hazardous waste. She has experience conducting environmental due diligence, handling property disputes, and advising on compliance with and litigation of California’s Proposition 65 matters.

Sara stays up to date on emerging contaminants such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and hazardous materials handling, including the deployment of updated United States Postal Service mailing standards regulated by Publication 52.

Prior to joining Faegre Drinker, Sara was a litigation associate at a New York-based financial services firm, where she supported global corporations and financial institutions in matters relating to securities, commercial litigation, government and internal investigations, regulatory guidance and high-profile white collar criminal inquiries. There, Sara spearheaded litigation strategy, drafted motions and investigative reports, and prepared other pleadings and legal memoranda.

During law school, Sara gained valuable experience in environmental law with an internship at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as a student attorney for Washington University’s Interdisciplinary Environmental Law Clinic.

Personal Interests

Sara enjoys cooking, yoga and playing tennis.


Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


Washington University School of Law
J.D. Washington University Journal of Law and Policy (executive articles editor) (2019)

Washington University in St. Louis
B.A. in Environmental Policy, with college honors (2015)


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2023
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