Sarah J. Moore
Sarah Moore is a partner in the firm’s Cleveland office. She enjoys a robust practice that crosses industries in the private and public sectors and routinely incorporates the insights and best practices from this diversity in experience into her work. And, she thrives on handling highly sensitive and challenging issues and regularly works hand-in-hand with her clients addressing the full spectrum of labor and employment concerns.
Sarah regularly handles labor contract negotiation and administration and has taught Labor Law and Collective Bargaining courses at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Cleveland State University’s Nance College of Business Administration. Although she prefers modified bargaining, her work also includes relying on traditional and interest-based models. She has a solid record of achieving client objectives and fostering positive labor relations. While she has handled strike preparation and associated litigation, Sarah prides herself in successfully bringing all the contracts she served as the primary negotiator to conclusion without a strike.
Sarah’s litigation experience includes non-competes, breach of contract, workers’ compensation, discrimination, harassment, constitutional claims, and ERISA fund actions. She has also handled lawsuits for educational institutions and political subdivisions that involved issues in employment, labor, student discipline, special education, negligence and wrongful death.
Sarah also regularly advocates for clients before federal and state administrative agencies (e.g. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Department of Education (DOE), Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), State Employment Relations Board (SERB), State Personnel Board of Review (SPBR), civil service commissions, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC), Industrial Commission (IC), and various other regulating agencies). In Ohio, she regularly also appears before county boards of revision and the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) regarding real estate tax valuation cases.
In the education arena, Sarah represents K-12 public, private and community schools as well as institutions of higher education. She supports schools, colleges and universities in diffusing emerging legal exposures, handling compliance concerns, and implementing short and long term strategic planning. Her work for educational institutions includes, but is not limited to, labor and employment, special education, 504 plans, Title IX, technology, social media, facilities, transportation, food service, operations, real estate valuation, and property matters.
Sarah focuses on working closely with her client’s governing boards and key administrators or executives to make sure roles are honored, goals are defined and decision-making is informed. She regularly provides customized trainings and writes on emerging topics in labor and employment. In 2016, Sarah received a Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing.
Honors & Leadership
- American Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Geauga County Bar Association
- National LGBT Bar Association
- Norman S. Minor Bar Association
- Russell Township, Board of Zoning Appeals (2014-2019)
- Supreme Court Ushers in New Age of Education for Students with Disabilities Unable to Achieve Grade Level in a Regular Classroom3.24.17
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- ACC NEO and Fisher Phillips12.10.19
- "When, not If: Violence in the Workplace" - Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- NLRB Update: Can't Help but Wonder Where We're Bound - Protected Concerted Activities: Civility and Professional Conduct Work Rules - Ohio State Bar Association
- "Contracts, Contracts, Contracts" - National Association of College and University Attorneys
- "Public and Private Construction Contracts: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly" - National Association of College and University Attorneys
- "Mock Mediation of Employment Case" – CMBA Annual Northern Ohio Labor & Employment Conference
- "Are You Prepared for a Workplace Shooting? Practical Guidance for Employers" – Ohio Automobile Dealers Association
- “Managing Workplace Preparedness Issues in the Wake of Mass Shooting Phenomena” – Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Issue 3 – Legalization of Marijuana in the State of Ohio - Cleveland Rotary Club
- Human Resource Law from Start to Finish (Affordable Care Act) – NBI
- Smoking Out the Emerging Landscape of Marijuana in our State – Strongsville Rotary Club
- Registering & Placing of Immigrant Students – The Ohio School Boards Association
- Accreditation Reform – National Association of College and University Attorneys
- Gender Pay Gap Presentation – United Way of Lake County Women’s Leadership Council
- School Resource Officers: Essential Legal Considerations – National Business Institute
- “I Have a Secret” – Anti-bullying community forums – co-panelist at request of Diversity Initiatives in conjunction with local judicial and law enforcement representative
- Workplace Best Practices for Using AI and Robots | Counseling Employers on the Legal Implications of Artificial Intelligence and Robots in the Workplace12.20.17
- Gig Employer Blog3.28.17
- Gig Employer Blog6.1.16
- Will Big Labor’s Big Wishlist Return For 2021? The Implications Of A Resurrected PRO Act On Businesses Large And Small1.15.21
- Three Things You Need To Know About The 6th Circuit’s Monumental Ruling3.7.18
- Businesses With 100 Or More Workers Would Be Subject To Proposed New Law Aimed At Combating Gender Discrimination1.29.16
- Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of LawJ.D. 1995
- Canisius CollegeB.A. 1992
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. Supreme Court