Sarah L. Norman is an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She is an integral member of the Government Controversies and Public Policy Litigation Practice and a member of the Investigations, Compliance, and Defense and Congressional Investigations Practices. Ms. Norman specializes in counseling companies and individuals in sensitive compliance, public policy, and governance matters, and representing those clients in adjacent actions.

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 actions 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 in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Her experience spans a number of industries, including technology, energy, and transportation.

During her tenure at Jenner & Block, Ms. Norman completed a secondment to a non-governmental sporting organization, where she advised its legal team on governance and public policy 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 Convention Against Torture applicant before the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and successfully defended a client against first-degree murder charges during a six-week jury trial in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. 

Ms. Norman is a member of the State Bar of California. She serves on the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion, Associates, and Pro Bono Committees. Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Norman was a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey, where she taught and researched identity politics and dispute resolution at Yalova Üniversitesi. She also served in the Political Section of Australia’s US Embassy.

Ms. Norman received her JD from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she was 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 BA degrees, summa cum laude, from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, in Justice Studies and Women & Gender Studies, and minors in Political Science and LGBT Studies. Ms. Norman graduated as valedictorian of her class.