Sara Ahmed primarily practices in the commercial litigation group at Bryan Cave. Her practice focuses on the representation of banking institutions in a variety of areas, including loan servicing claims, lender liability, contract claims, and tort defense.
Sara is also a member of the Food and Beverage Practice Team and advises clients on FDA compliant labeling. Sara has published in the area of food labeling and is also a contributor to the Bryan Cave’s Food and Beverage Law Blog found at
Sara graduated from University of California-Los Angeles School of Law where she was the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law, president of the South Asian Law Students Association, and vice-president of the Women of Color Collective.
Before moving to California, Ms. Ahmed was a fellow in Coro New York Leadership Center where she worked on joint venture efforts between the public and private sectors in the fields of national security, international real estate development, and the food and hospitality industry. She was also a summer associate in the firm’s Santa Monica office.
Bar and Court Admissions
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
University of California-Los Angeles, J.D., 2012
Hampshire College, B.A., 2008
"When is Food 'Unlawful' or Not 'Merchantable'?: Court Ruling Further Confounds Labeling Suit Defendants," Washington Legal Foundation, Legal Backgrounder, April 25, 2014
“The Prison Citizen,” Different Take Journal, vol. 54, 2008
Hampshire College Advisory Board – 2012 to 2014