Sarah Hutchins helps clients navigate government investigations, business litigation, and data privacy. Sarah has extensive experience in large-scale government investigations and compliance efforts featuring the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, among other regulators. She has significant experience representing clients in business disputes and 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. 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.
Her experience with business litigation and government investigations also strengthens her cybersecurity and data privacy practice. Sarah has counseled national companies on compliance with federal and state privacy regulations, facilitated the export of significant amounts of data out of various countries with regards to discovery in litigation, and coordinated responses to data breaches for a number of entities, including governmental and quasi-governmental entities.
In addition, Sarah's skill at the intersection of data and litigation is an integral part of her ability to manage large-scale e-discovery issues.
Within Parker Poe, Sarah leads the firm's Community Service Committee and is a member of its Recruiting Committee, Professional Review Committee, and 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.