Sara Goldstein

Partner, BakerHostetler

Named a 2021 "Rising Star" by Law360 and a 2021 "Lawyer on the Fast Track" by The Pennsylvania Legal Intelligencer, Sara Goldstein has advised hundreds of clients from a variety of different industries on responding to cybersecurity and data privacy incidents, including several of the largest data breaches to date.

Sara has led BakerHostetler’s response to several large, high-profile data security incidents, including one incident at a cloud software company that involved the data of several hundred firm clients. As the leader of these matters, Sara developed the strategy for the incident response process, oversaw the team of attorneys working directly with clients, and created processes and protocols for the attorney team to follow.

Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Sara was the vice president and general counsel of the nation’s second-largest provider of release of information and disclosure management services, where she was responsible for overseeing all of the company’s legal and compliance-related matters. This experience gives her a depth of knowledge regarding her clients’ needs, bringing a business-oriented perspective to her practice and allowing her to provide legal guidance that is realistic and practical for her clients.

Sara has authored a variety of articles on privacy and data security in publications such as Westlaw Journal Computer and Internet, Journal of the American Health Information Management Association, The Group Practice Journal, Compliance Today,, and Health Affairs. She has been invited to speak to organizations across the country about compliance with federal and state privacy laws and the incident response process. She also served as an adjunct professor of law at Drexel University, where she taught a course on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and patient privacy.