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San Francisco
315 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law

  • Witkin Award (Top Grade) in Legal Writing and Research
  • CALI Award (Top Grade) in Health Care Finance, Administration & Policy
  • Hastings Science and Technology Law Journal
  • Evan A. Evans National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, National Semifinalists and Best Brief Award
  • National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, National Finalists
  • Best Moot Court Oral Argument Award

B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science and History, University of California, San Diego


Super Lawyers® Rising Stars distinction in Employment & Labor: Employer (2020-2022)


Sara Moore is a Partner in the San Francisco office of GRSM, where she serves as Co-Practice Group Leader of the Employment Law practice group for Northern California. She is a member of the Employment and Retail & Hospitality Practice Groups. 

Employment Litigation 

Sara defends employers in all stages of litigation. She represents large corporations, non-profits, and small businesses in employment matters involving allegations of: 

  • discrimination;
  • harassment;
  • wrongful termination;
  • retaliation and whistleblower claims;
  • Title IX;
  • breach of contract;
  • disability accommodations and the interactive process; and
  • wage and hour/ Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) violations. 

Her litigation practice includes defending single plaintiff and class action cases in state and federal courts, as well as claims before state and federal administrative agencies such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), California Labor Commissioner, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In particular, Sara has developed significant experience in defending employers in complex wage and hour cases, including PAGA representative actions. 

Employment Advice & Counseling 

In addition to litigation, Sara regularly advises employers on how to navigate strategic personnel decisions such as: 

  • employee discipline/ termination;
  • reductions-in-force (including adverse impact analyses); 
  • disability accommodation; and 
  • wage and hour compliance. 

She also conducts audits of workplace policies, and frequently presents on current trends in employment law. 

Sara prides herself on partnering with her clients to develop best practices and find creative solutions to compliance concerns.  Her clients range from healthcare facilities and private and public educational institutions to companies in the hospitality, high-tech, and agriculture sectors. 

Prior to joining the firm and while in law school, Sara was an extern for the Honorable Barry P. Goode of the Contra Costa County Superior Court in the complex civil litigation department.  She also served as student counsel for the Hastings Appellate Project, successfully representing an appellant pro bono before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  


  • California
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