Sarah Fergusson Chambless

Sarah Fergusson Chambless

Sarah Chambless is an attorney within the Corporate and Finance and Media, Technology and Advertising divisions of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, in the Los Angeles office. Sarah’s practice focuses on technology companies, specifically in the areas of start-up company formation, early-stage finance,technology licensing and regulatory considerations, venture capital investment transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Sarah also helped conceive of and launch OLabs, an incubator joint venture with Originate, a software development company, and she currently advises the OLabs portfolio companies, as well as myriad other start-ups across Los Angeles.

Sarah is very active in the start-up community, having served periodically as a guest lecturer, speaker or panelist at South by Southwest, UCLA Anderson School of Management, UCLA Blackstone Launchpad Start-up Accelerator, UCLA Extension, Claremont McKenna College, Women Founders’ Network, Digital LA, the SoGal Startup Summit, and Sustainatopia. Sarah was selected as one of Variety’s “Hollywood New Leaders: Lawyers,” in 2013, and is a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015 and 2016.


– Emory University School of Law, J.D.
– Loyola Marymount University, M.A., Education
– Emory University, B.A., Sociology & Women’s Studies