Sara Mogharabi

Sara Mogharabi

Senior Associate

Email sara.mogharabi@​

Phone +1 303 454 2576

Fax +1 303 899 7333

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Clients look to Sara Mogharabi for her extensive environmental regulatory and litigation experience. Sara's current practice focuses on litigation and regulatory compliance matters relating to contamination and hazardous wastes.

Sara has represented clients in the mining, waste, recycling, energy, and electronics sectors. Her litigation experience includes managing expert witnesses, taking and defending depositions, working with joint defense groups, conducting document reviews, drafting motions and briefs, and preparing cases for arbitration and jury trials. Sara has advised clients on regulatory compliance matters under a broad array of environment statutes, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Sara served as a law clerk at the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Civil Enforcement, at the Department of Justice in the Appellate Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division, and for the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate and Air Program. Sara is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School, where she twice represented her school at the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition and served on the Journal of Energy and Environmental Law. In addition to her law degree, Sara earned a Masters of Public Policy with a focus on environmental policy.

Sara is an active member of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) and currently co-leads NAWL's Energy and Environmental Law Affinity Group.

Education and admissions


J.D., The George Washington University, 2012

M.P.P., The George Washington University, 2012

B.A., Claremont McKenna College, cum laude, 2006


National Association of Women Lawyers

American Bar Association (Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources)

Bar admissions and qualifications


District of Columbia

Representative experience

Represented a global manufacturer on liability and cost allocation for PCB contamination of a waterway, helping secure a jury verdict of zero liability.*

Defended an energy client against multiple lawsuits alleging breach of contract of the company's mineral leases.*

Counseled oil and gas companies on Endangered Species Act compliance, including the development of unique take-avoidance protocols and general conservation plans.*

Provided National Environmental Policy Act counseling, including advising infrastructure clients on environmental and related reviews for their projects.*

Provided guidance to electronic and pharmaceutical clients on compliance with state and local product regulatory laws.*

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