Sarah Molinoff

Sarah Molinoff


Sarah Molinoff is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Portland office and a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. Ms. Molinoff represents clients in complex commercial disputes, including in the securities, contract, fraud, environmental and maritime contexts.

Ms. Molinoff has defended financial institutions in class actions and in responding to regulatory investigations. She has experience assisting clients at all stages of trial and appellate litigation in state and federal court as well as disputes in arbitration, including evaluating litigation risks, preparing and answering lawsuits, serving and responding to discovery, preparing for depositions, arguing dispositive motions, managing litigation teams, mediation, preparing for trial, appeals and negotiating settlements.

Ms. Molinoff also defends and advises clients as they navigate enforcement actions, and has experience with criminal trials and investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Ms. Molinoff has leveraged her broad regulatory and white collar experience in her representation of startups, with a focus on emerging technology and financial technology companies. She also possesses a deep knowledge of the federal appellate system.

Previously, Ms. Molinoff served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Victor Marrero of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Jane R. Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also practiced at a large international law firm in New York City. During law school, she interned at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and served as an executive editor of the New York University Law Review.


  • New York University School of Law, J.D.
  • Oxford University, M.St.
  • Harvard University, A.B., cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New York
  • Oregon
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Oregon
  • All State Courts in New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Portland Commercial Litigation Ones to Watch, 2023, 2024
  • Rising Star, Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, 2023