Sarah E. Ernst

Sarah E. Ernst

Alston & Bird LLP

Recognized since 2022

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Health Care Law

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Sarah Ernst is chair of Alston & Bird’s Health Care Group, an interdisciplinary team of health care corporate, FDA, health policy, and health care compliance lawyers. Sarah focuses her practice on corporate transactions, and she represents public and private companies and private equity clients in complex mergers and acquisitions, carve-out transactions, securities offerings, restructurings, joint ventures, and spinoffs, with an emphasis in the health care industry. Sarah also counsels companies on corporate governance matters and ongoing SEC compliance and reporting obligations.

Sarah received her J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she was managing editor of the Oklahoma Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. Sarah received her B.S.F.S., cum laude, from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She also attended the U.S. Naval Academy from 1997 until 1999.

Sarah is ranked in Band 4 by Chambers USA in Healthcare law. She has been named one of Law360’s “Rising Stars,” recognized by the Daily Report as one of 25 “On the Rise” attorneys, and named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.


  • One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
    1201 West Peachtree Street
    Atlanta, GA 30309-3424


  • University of Oklahoma , J.D., graduated 2004
  • Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., graduated 2001

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Health Care Law

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