Education & Clerkship

  • B.A. with honors, Harvard College (1986)
  • M.A., University of Virginia (1988)
  • J.D., Stanford Law School (1992)


Sarah Cooper’s practice has included a wide range of civil, corporate and investigative matters.  As a civil trial lawyer, she has worked on antitrust, securities fraud, libel, privacy, and hostile takeover matters.  On the corporate side, she has worked on public and private securities offerings, quarterly and annual filings, board and special committee representations, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Sarah has worked on numerous investigations including corporate and whistleblower investigations on behalf of independent and special committees of boards of directors, and representing corporate and individual clients in government investigations for securities fraud, price fixing, and public corruption. 

Sarah has worked on three important pro bono matters: one civil, one criminal, and one corporate.  These were a U.S. District Court’s review of a school desegregation order in Wilimington, Delaware, which included a three week evidentiary hearing on a motion to dismiss the order, the exoneration of an innocent person who had been convicted of the murder of a police officer; and the corporate combination of the two largest legal aid societies in Texas into Lone Star Legal Aid.  She has received several awards for her participation in these noteworthy pro bono cases.

Sarah graduated from Harvard College, the University of Virginia, and Stanford Law School.  At Stanford, Sarah was Senior Articles Editor of the Stanford Law Review and Class Marshal.  She has a master’s degree in English from the University of Virginia.  Originally from New York City, Sarah is admitted to practice in Texas and New York.  She has practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Vinson & Elkins LLP and Baker Botts LLP.  She has been at SKV since 2019. Sarah and her husband Sam Cooper have two daughters, one in college and one in high school. 

Representative Matters

  • Represented an individual in Texas state court accused of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Represented an individual seeking compensation under a change of control agreement
  • Represented the board of directors of a public company in an investigation of wide-ranging whistleblower allegations


  • Member, Houston Bar Association
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