Sarah B. Silver

Senior Associate
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 732-3255

Sarah B. Silver manages the team of attorneys in the Environmental Insurance Coverage Practice Group of Langsam Stevens Silver & Hollaender LLP. Ms. Silver advises a wide range of clients in complex environmental litigation and transactional matters involving issues of regulatory compliance, insurance coverage, and legacy contamination.

EXTENDED PROFILE

Prior to joining Langsam Stevens Silver & Hollaender LLP, Ms. Silver served as a law clerk for the Honorable Holly J. Ford, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, and was a judicial extern for the Honorable Charles B. Smith, United States Magistrate, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

LEADERSHIP

  • Delaware Valley Environmental American Inn of Court, Executive Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Environmental and Energy Law Committee, Past Chair
  • Society of Women Environmental Professionals, Former Member Board of Directors and Chairperson, Scholarship and Grants Committee

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind, United States Board of Directors

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Environmental Issues Facing In-House Counsel, November 2020
  • Philadelphia Bar Association – Careers in Environmental Law, October 2020
  • Regional Water Challenges in the Next 30 Years, January 2020
  • Legal Implications of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Our Water, February 2017
  • Inside-Out: In-House Counsel Expectations of Outside Counsel on Environmental Matters, February 2016
  • Federal Trade Commission and Environmental Claims, April 2016
  • Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load, February 2011

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Counsel insurers on nationwide industry trends, litigation trends, and emerging risks.
  • Serve as coordinating counsel contributing to a wide range of complex insurance matters including coverage litigation, allocation, and assessment of various rights and duties under policies of insurance.
  • Resolved liabilities, and drafted settlement agreement involving internationally used Port; historic insurance carriers; industrial entities; municipalities; and the United States Government at “mega-site” involving chemical contamination were exposure exceeded $100 million.
  • Negotiated resolution of administrative enforcement action brought against multinational pharmaceutical and diagnostics company to exceed regulatory compliance requirements and ensure protection of human health and the environment.
  • Identified remedial technology alternatives and coordinated with executive team of a healthcare company to fund and implement cost-efficient cleanup of sites slated for redevelopment.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Emerging Risks and Risk Management
  • Legacy Contamination
  • Litigation Management
  • Site Remediation

ADMISSIONS

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Washington, DC Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Certificate of Achievement in Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Bachelor of Science, The Pennsylvania State University, Eberly College of Science, University Park, Pennsylvania
    • Deans’ List Honors in Life Science and Business Administration
  • Study Abroad Programme, Oxford University, Oxford, England
    • Certificate Achieved in International Law and International Finance
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