Born an artist, I decided the best way to protect creative folks like myself was to go to law school. I then cannonballed into the position of Etsy's first attorney and 17th employee. For over nine years I helped Etsy scale from an inconspicuous startup to a publicly traded company. After that, I joined Vroom as its first General Counsel. In 2018, the New York Law Journal awarded me with the GC Impact Award.
I’m still making waves, and helping others follow suit, as the creator / writer of the play, Dirty Legal Secrets, an investor, board member, and as an adjunct professor at NYU.
You can also find me speaking, advising, eating candy, hammering silver, and building things with my child.
I speak on starting a board career and growing an ideal board. I empower others on how to create opportunities and move a career forward. I also weigh in on various business and legal topics.
In 2018, The New York Law Journal awarded me with the GC Impact Award. My team won Brooklyn Law's Incubator and Policy Hackathon. I created the Ugliest Necklace in America. In college, I received the metalsmithing award. And twice, I guessed the correct number of sugary sweets in a container. Contact me if I won something (especially if it is law, jewelry, or candy related).
PAST TALKS INCLUDE
- Department of Commerce
- United States Patent & Trademark Office
Colleges / Universities
- Brooklyn Law
- Cardozo Law
- Columbia Law
- Cornell Tech
- Fashion Institute of Tech
- Fordham Law
- New York University Law
- Rochester Institute of Tech
- Skidmore College
- Syracuse University
- University of Hong Kong
- American Bar Assn
- American IP Assn
- American Lawyer Media
- Federal Bar Assn
- The Hildebrandt Institute
- International Trademark Assn
- New York Bar Assn
- New York City Bar Assn
- New York County Lawyers Assn.
- New York IP Law Assn
- Women in Law Empowerment Forum
- Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
- Cravath, Swaine & Moore
- Davis Wright Tremaine
- Foley & Lardner
- Gunderson Dettmer
- Labaton Sucharow
Francesca M. Montalvo, Esq
"Words cannot express how powerful your presentation was last night. I am already looking into creating opportunities to write articles on trademarks for startup companies or fashion designers. You are a very positive person and incredibly inspirational. Thanks again for a great talk."
Professor James Grimmelmann
Anne-Marie C. Yvon, Ph.D.
“I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your talk. Women at all stages of their careers can use encouragement and inspiration to think big and take risks. Your career path has certainly embodied those elements. Thanks for sharing your story."
“We were thrilled to have Sarah launch the Karen DeCrow Lecture Series. Sarah's lecture was humorous, relatable, deeply personal, and extremely engaging. She connected with all of the attendees, regardless of their age or experience, and offered some universal lessons from her experience. We have received nothing but positive feedback!"
Cardozo School of Law Cyberlaw Society
"You made me look very good yesterday. The feedback on the event has been remarkably positive. And as my first event as the Cyblerlaw Society's Program Director, you helped me get off to a great start."
"Your unique, self-deprecating, humorous approach inspires me."
UJA-Federation of New York, Westchester
"Sarah Feingold is such a dynamic, engaging speaker that we felt very lucky to have her on the virtual "stage" to open our 2021 UJA-Federation of NY Westchester Women's Symposium. She was everything we asked for and more. Sarah delivered a lively and witty keynote address with a powerful message and she did an excellent job of setting the stage for the following panels. Not only did she engage and energize the audience; she connected with them on their level. She was so relatable to the audience and left everyone feeling empowered, like they too could make a difference."
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