Sara R. Krastins

Associate
Sara Krastins

Sara Krastins handles intellectual property disputes, including anti-counterfeiting, trademark and trade dress infringement, trademark dilution, false advertising, and copyright infringement. Sara represents clients across a broad range of industries in federal court, before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and in Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution (UDRP) proceedings. She works closely with clients to understand their goals and ensure they understand each stage of a proceeding. Sara has experience drafting initial pleadings, affirmative discovery and discovery responses, and motions for relief. Sara has also worked to obtain emergency relief, including ex parte temporary restraining orders (TROs).

During law school, Sara interned at the Securities Arbitration Clinic, representing underserved investors in securities arbitration claims, and the Consumer Justice for the Elderly Litigation Clinic, representing low-income, elderly residents in cases involving consumer protection, home improvement fraud, debt collection, and public benefits. Prior to joining Venable, Sara served as an intern at the State University of New York Office of General Counsel, where she worked on higher education litigation and compliance.

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. cum laude St. John's University School of Law 2020
    • Intern, Securities Arbitration Clinic
    • Intern, Consumer Justice for the Elderly Litigation Clinic
    • Intern, Office of General Counsel, State University of New York
    • Notes and comments editor, St. John’s Law Review
    • Notes and comments editor, Journal of Catholic Legal Studies
    • Associate executive director, Public Interest Center
    • Author, “Implementing a Uniform Burden of Proof for Title IX Coordinators During the Investigation Stage: An Objective and Efficient Approach to Title IX,” St. John’s Law Review
  • B.A. English summa cum laude Fairfield University 2017
    • Minors: Management and Philosophy

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Community
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Volunteerism

  • Former student volunteer coordinator, Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office