Sarah Siskind has specialized in class action and other complex litigation spanning an array of substantive areas and a variety of federal and state and administrative courts, focusing in the last 15 years on environmental class action litigation.
The following is a summary of the areas in which Sarah has concentrated her practice.
“Litigation Matters: Success Stories from the Frontlines of Social Change” (presenting on Freeman v. Grain Processing Corporation), Impact Fund Class Action Conference, San Francisco, California, February 20, 2020
“Using Common Law Nuisance to Remedy Environmental Harms,” with Scott Entin. Workshop conducted at Sierra Club Conference on Building a Carbon-Free Grid Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 13, 2018
“Commonality and Class Certification After Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes.” Wisconsin District Bar Association Newsletter, Madison, WI, February 2013.
“Pragmatics on Plaintiffs in Class Collective and Multiple Plaintiff Actions.” National Employment Lawyers Association Conference on Impact Litigation, Class Collective and Multi-Plaintiff Actions, Boston, MA, October 15, 2005.
“Rent-to-Own Litigation in Wisconsin.” Faculty Talk delivered with Dave Gilles, Wisconsin Assistant AG, UW-Madison Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, November 26, 2002.
“Handling a Plaintiffs Sexual Harassment Case.” Talk delivered at State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Seminar, Madison, Wisconsin, May 25, 1999.
“ERISA Class Actions.” Panel participant at Lawyers Roundtable Luncheon at John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, March 25, 1999.
“Oddball Experts.” Panel participant at annual Wisconsin meeting, Inns of Court, Nashotah, Wisconsin, April 18, 1998.
“Sex Harassment in the Workplace and Elsewhere.” Talk delivered at Annual Membership Meeting of the Dane County Bar Association, Madison, Wisconsin, May 27, 1997.
“Lessons on Sex Harassment from the Rayovac Trial.” Talk delivered in Wisconsin to Lawyers Association for Women. Madison, Wisconsin. June 1996.
“Employee Benefits Litigation and Organizing.” Talk delivered at AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Conference, San Francisco, California, May 1996.
“Trends in Class Action Litigation.” Talk delivered to Defense Research Institute Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 1994.
“Class Action Litigation.” Talk delivered to National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Blaine, Washington, June 1994.
“Fusion: Multiple Party Nomination in the United States.” Co-authored with Steven Cobble, published by the Center for New Democracy, Madison, Wisconsin, 1993.
“Claim Denials Under ERISA Plans.” ERISA Remedies, at Center for Public Representation Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, December 1988.
“Title I LMRDA, Recent Developments.” Workshop conducted at AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April, 1986.
“Basic Labor Law: Arbitrating a Labor Case.” New York State Bar Association Seminar, New York University Law School, New York, New York, November, 1985.
“Employer Instability and Union Decline: Developments in the Law of Successorship.” Talk delivered at New York University Thirty-Ninth Annual Conference on Labor, New York, June, 1985. Proceedings published by Matthew Bender.
“The Duty of Fair Representation.” Talk delivered at New York State Bar Association/NLRB Conference on Labor Law, February, 1984, reprinted in BNA Daily Labor Report, March 2, 1984, and New York Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter, New York, New York, Summer, 1984.