Sarah E. Walcavich

Senior Associate
Mass Torts & Product Liability

Sarah E. Walcavich is a senior associate in the New York office and a member of the Mass Torts and Product Liability Group.  Her representative engagements include:

Union Carbide Corporation 

  • Member of the Orrick team acting as national counsel and litigation counsel for Union Carbide in connection with asbestos-related personal injury lawsuits.  In that capacity, Ms. Walcavich coordinates the national scientific and medical defense and serves as a member of trial teams defending actions throughout the United States. 
  • Member of the Orrick team representing Union Carbide in its defense of a putative class action in West Virginia seeking medical monitoring damages for the plaintiffs' alleged exposure to chemicals emitted from a metals plant.


  • Member of the trial team representing Nintendo of America Inc and Nintendo Co., Ltd. in a patent infringement action relating to the Wii system litigated in the International Trade Commission.  (Inv. No. 337-TA-743, Certain Video Game Systems and Controllers). Following a bench trial in August 2011, the administrative law judge issued an Initial Determination in Nintendo's favor that the Wii gaming system does not infringe two patents assigned to Motiva LLC and that the Complainant failed to satisfy the ITC's domestic industry requirement.  

Boudreaux v. State of Louisiana.

  • Represented the State of Louisiana before the New York Court of Appeals in a judgment enforcement action involving the doctrine of sovereign immunity.  897 N.E.2d 1056 (N.Y. 2008).
Sarah Walcavich
Select Publications
  • "A Practical Guide to Sophisticated User Defense in N.Y.," New York Law Journal, Tuesday, June 26, 2007, Volume 237-No. 122
Admitted In
  • New York

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2005
  • B.A., cum laude, Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 2002
  • New York State Bar Association

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