Sara Cervantes is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. She joined the firm in 2020.
Ms. Cervantes has a range of litigation experience spanning multiple areas of practice. She has represented major players in the media, consumer goods, and energy industries on matters relating to copyright, trademark, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Cervantes is also committed to pro bono representation, contributing to impact litigation cases on behalf of Planned Parenthood and Fair Fight. She has also worked on several pro bono immigration matters, both in individual cases and those with broader impact on the immigration law landscape in the United States.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Cervantes worked on post-conviction criminal appeals for individuals on death row in Texas and Louisiana, in conjunction with the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs in Austin, Texas and Professor Stephen Bright at Yale Law School. While in law school, Ms. Cervantes was a member of the Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) clinic, where she contributed to litigation utilizing the First Amendment and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to pursue social justice for individuals and non-governmental organizations. She has also worked with documentary filmmakers on a variety of legal issues that arise during the making of their films. Additionally, in her role as the co-chair of the Visual Law Project at Yale, Ms. Cervantes co-produced a documentary film about the unique prisoner-led community programming at the Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville, New York. Before attending law school, Ms. Cervantes worked for three years as a paralegal for a boutique immigration law firm in New York City.