Jenner & Block

Sarah L. Norman is a litigation associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office.  Ms. Norman has broad experience counseling and representing companies involved in government investigations and adjacent litigation, providing strategic advice to institutions regarding governance, compliance, and public policy matters, and litigating complex commercial disputes.

During her tenure at Jenner & Block, Ms. Norman has served on secondment to an international, non-governmental sporting organization, where she handled governance and compliance issues. 

Ms. Norman maintains an active pro bono practice, with an interest in immigration and criminal defense matters.  Notably, she has represented a detained asylum and Convention Against Torture applicant before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and successfully defended a client from murder charges before the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Ms. Norman is a member of the State Bar of California, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.  She serves on Jenner & Block’s Pro Bono Committee and is a co-chair of the firm’s LGBT Forum.

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.