Sarah Good has 30 years of experience in complex commercial, consumer, and securities litigation matters.

Sarah represents companies, as well as their officers and directors, in securities class actions, derivative litigation and governmental investigations, and litigation. She has served as independent outside counsel in conducting internal investigations into alleged misfeasance in a wide variety of areas, from accounting fraud to employment issues. Sarah also serves as personal counsel for C-suite executives and directors in governmental and internal investigations. 

Many of the matters Sarah manages are both high-stakes and multidimensional – for example, simultaneous actions or investigations from the Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and shareholders arising from the same allegations. She excels at crafting a global strategy to handle all of the litigation and investigations flowing from a single set of allegations. This requires a combination of creativity, high-level negotiating skills, and the ability to work with a variety of opposing parties, from other defense counsel, plaintiff’s counsel, and government agencies.

She has an extraordinary track record, having counseled and represented hundreds of clients. This includes defending over 100 securities class actions, derivative litigation, and governmental investigations/proceedings. She has defended over 30 consumer fraud class actions, private attorney general actions, and investigations initiated by the Attorney General’s Office concerning unfair competition, false advertising, products liability, and fraud. She has advised boards of directors, audit committees, executives, and a university in over 30 internal investigations into a wide range of allegations of misconduct in the U.S. and abroad. Sarah is particularly experienced at international matters, especially those involving business dealings in Asia and/or allegations of violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She has also counseled over 250 companies on risk management and insurance.

She has litigated in state and federal courts in 13 states and is experienced in pre-dispute counseling, arbitration, jury and bench trials, and appeals. She has deep experience in assisting clients with the interpersonal and emotional challenges of the matters in which she represents them. Simultaneously empathetic, experienced, and effective, Sarah is the ideal counselor when a client is beginning the unfamiliar, difficult journey of an action or investigation connected with their professional lives.


  • Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business, San Francisco Business Times (2023)
  • Best Lawyers in America in the area of Litigation – Securities (2014-2024)
  • Legal 500 United States for Shareholder Litigation (2015) and Securities Litigation: Defense (2016-2018)
  • BTI Client Service All-Stars Award
  • The Daily Journal recognized her among California’s Top 100 Women Lawyers
  • Northern California Super Lawyers in Securities Litigation since (2004-2008, 2012-2023)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Trustees, State Bar of California (2023-2024)
  • Member, Ad Hoc Commission on the Discipline System, California State Bar Board of Trustees (2021-2022)
  • Member, Council on Access and Fairness, State Bar of California (2020-2023)
  • Co-founder of Women in Securities (WISe) (2013-2023)
  • Member, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Standing Committee, National Association for Law Placement (NALP) (2022-present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates (SFCASA) (2022-present)
  • Alumna Interviewer and Princeton Internships in Civic Service Mentor, Princeton University (2020-present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) (2018-2019)
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP)
  • Professional Development Consortium (PDC)

Firm Highlights


Sarah Good Honored Among Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business

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Farella Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 Edition

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Proposal for Bar Exam Alternative Goes to California Supreme Court

Sarah Good, a member of the State Bar of California Board of Trustees, was quoted in The Recorder article, "Proposal for Bar Exam Alternative Goes to California Supreme Court." Read the article here (subscription...

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State Bar of California Board of Trustees Approves Plan to Pilot Portfolio Bar Exam

Sarah Good, a member of the State Bar of California Board of Trustees, spoke to KQED Newscast about the Board of Trustees's proposal to pilot a Portfolio Bar Exam.

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Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Named to 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Thirty-eight Farella Braun + Martel lawyers were named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists of top attorneys in Northern California for 2023. 2023 Farella Northern California Super Lawyers: Carly Alameda – Business...

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Farella Braun + Martel Moves Up Law360’s Diversity Snapshot Rankings

Farella Braun + Martel was ranked among the most diverse law firms nationally in its size category, 101 to 250 attorneys, in Law360’s 2023 Diversity Snapshot, earning a #7 ranking and moving up from...

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Court Adopts Lawyer ‘Snitch Rule’

Sarah Good, who serves as a member of the State Bar of California Board of Trustees, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times article "Court Adopts Lawyer ‘Snitch Rule.’" The article quotes Sarah from...

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