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Sahr A.M. Brima

Associate
brima.sahr@dorsey.com

Overview

AS AN ASSOCIATE IN DORSEY’S TRIAL GROUP, SAHR LEVERAGES HIS GLOBAL EXPERIENCES AND DYNAMIC LEGAL SKILLS TO HELP CLIENTS SUCCESSFULLY ACHIEVE THEIR BUSINESS GOALS THROUGH ALL STAGES OF COMMERCIAL LITIGATION, CORPORATE INVESTIGATIONS, GOVERNMENT ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION. 

Sahr has litigated matters arising in a wide range of practice areas including insurance defense, healthcare litigation, commercial lease disputes, intellectual property and technology litigation, and business transactions. As a gifted cross-cultural communicator with keen attention to details, Sahr has advised and represented small to Fortune 500 companies in various disputes.

Sahr has also helped successfully investigate and prosecute foreign government officials.  

Education & Admissions

William Mitchell College of Law (2015), Editor, William Mitchell Law Review 

University of St. Thomas (2011), Presidential Scholar (full tuition); Ronald E. McNair Scholar; Winner of Delta Epsilon Sigma National Writing Competition

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Languages

  • English, Krio and French

Clerkships

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Judicial Extern to the Honorable Michael J. Davis

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Defended CEO of a Fortune 500 company against defamation and libel allegations. 
  • Advised food-tech company regarding state regulatory laws resulting in first variance issued for operating client’s product in California. 
  • Advised tech company regarding software license and venture capital agreements.
  • Represented healthcare providers in coverage disputes and fraud allegations. 
  • Successfully tried and won a nationally watched termination of parental rights case.
  • Represented technology and pharmaceutical companies in high stakes patent and Hatch-Waxman litigation.

News & Resources

Legal Writings

  • Newer Lawyer Luncheons with the Federal Judiciary, Federal Bar Association, Newer Lawyer’s Committee, Minnesota (2017-June 2018)
  • Newer Lawyers Group Hosts Forum Addressing “Insights from Corporate Trailblazers of Color,” 11 BAR TALK (Issue 4), 9 (May 9, 2018)
  • “The Current State of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Law,” Federal Bar Association CLE Event, Minneapolis, MN (April 5, 2018)
  • “So You Want to Be a Lawyer” 
  • The Humility and Compassion of a Foot Soldier: Judge Michael J. Davis Receives Sarah T. Hughes Civil Rights Award, 10 BAR TALK (Issue I), 3 (September 2016) 
  • Hiawatha Collegiate High School Career Expo, Minneapolis, MN (April 22, 2016)
  • “West African Medical Missions Inc.: Shifting the Paradigm for Global Health in Sierra Leone,” City of Lakes Rotary Club, Minneapolis, MN (July 23, 2014)
  • The Death of Participatory Democracy: The Role of Neoliberal Economic Reforms on Developing Nations, RONALD E.MCNAIR UNDERGRADUATE JOURNAL (2010)
  • “Indomitable Hope at the Fazenda da Esperança (“Farms of Hope”),” Opus Prize Ceremony at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN (November 4, 2009) 

Industries & Practices

Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
International Arbitration & Litigation
  • Anti-Corruption Group
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
  • Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Arbitration & Litigation
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Co-chair of Federal Bar Association Law School Outreach Committee
  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL)

Accolades

  • North Star Lawyer (2017-2018)