Sarah L. Norman is a litigation associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on counseling companies and institutions in complex governance, regulatory, and public policy matters, and representing those clients in adjacent litigation.
Ms. Norman has significant experience advising clients in internal and external investigations, compliance and public policy matters, and regulatory and commercial litigation. She has represented clients in high-profile investigations and enforcement matters before various agencies and regulators, including the US Congress, US Department of Justice, and California Public Utilities Commission. Ms. Norman also has experience representing clients before state and federal courts in complex statutory and regulatory matters. Her experience spans a number of substantive areas and industries, including technology, energy, entertainment, and complex commercial litigation.
During her tenure at Jenner & Block, Ms. Norman has also served on secondment to a non-governmental sporting organization, where she handled governance and compliance issues for an upcoming international athletic event in Los Angeles.
Ms. Norman maintains an active pro bono practice, with an interest in immigration and criminal defense matters. Notably, she has represented a detained asylum seeker and Convention Against Torture applicant before the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and successfully defended a client against murder charges during a six-week jury trial before the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Ms. Norman is a member of the State Bar of California. She serves as co-chair to the firm’s Associates Committee and Pro Bono Committee. Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Norman received a Fulbright grant to teach and research identity politics and dispute resolution at Yalova Üniversitesi in Turkey. Prior to her Fulbright appointment, she served in the Political Section of the US Embassy to Australia.
Ms. Norman received her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she served as the senior publishing editor of the California Law Review and externed for the Honorable Charles R. Breyer, Senior Judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California.
Ms. Norman received concurrent Bachelor of Arts degrees, summa cum laude, from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, in Justice Studies and Women & Gender Studies, and a minor in Political Science. Ms. Norman graduated as valedictorian of her class.