Sarah Ellington has over ten years’ experience in cross-border disputes and crisis management for governments, governmental agencies and international organisations, as well as multinational corporations. She also advises clients on risk management and governance issues associated with the developing business and human rights and sustainability agendas, including emerging regulatory and "soft" law standards.

Sarah has led teams of lawyers in complex multi-jurisdiction litigation and arbitration, including high-profile group litigation and parent company liability claims. She has obtained anti-suit injunctions against foreign proceedings and used the English court's wide-ranging civil powers to obtain third party disclosure and gagging orders and world-wide freezing injunctions. She has obtained refreshed judgments from the English court to aid in international enforcement. Sarah has experience in a number of industry sectors, with a focus on consumer goods, food and retail, technology and telecoms, and renewables, energy and natural resources. Sarah works with clients and colleagues across the globe, in particular in Africa and the Middle East.

Sarah is the UK Chair of DLA Piper’s award winning Leadership Alliance for Women.