Sarah L. Norman is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. She has experience in complex commercial cases, compliance matters, and investigations and criminal defense.
During her tenure at Jenner & Block, Ms. Norman served on secondment to an international, not-for-profit sporting organization, where she handled compliance and governance issues.
Ms. Norman maintains an active pro bono practice. Notably, she has represented an asylum detainee before 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. Additionally, Ms. Norman is an active member of the firm’s Women’s Forum.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Norman received a Fulbright grant to live in Turkey, where she taught and researched identity politics and dispute resolution at Yalova Üniversitesi. Prior to her Fulbright appointment, she served in the Political Section of the U.S. Embassy to Australia.
Ms. Norman received her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Norman served as the senior publishing editor of the California Law Review. She also competed in the William’s Institute Moot Court Competition and externed for the Honorable Charles R. Breyer, Senior Judge 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, with majors in Justice Studies and Women & Gender Studies, and a minor in Political Science. Ms. Norman graduated as valedictorian of her class.