As Solicitor General, Sarah Hawkins Warren oversees appellate litigation and collaborates on all phases of significant litigation with other attorneys at the Department of Law. Sarah previously served as Deputy Solicitor General and Special Counsel for Water Litigation, where she represented Georgia in the United States Supreme Court in an equitable apportionment action filed by Florida over water in the ACF Basin (Florida v. Georgia).
Before joining the Department of Law, Sarah was a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, D.C., where she was outside counsel to Georgia in Florida v. Georgia. She also represented clients in litigation before state and federal courts in matters involving commercial disputes, products liability, class-action defense, contracts, and First Amendment and defamation. Sarah served as a law clerk to then-Chief Judge J.L. Edmondson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and to the Honorable Richard J. Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Before law school, Sarah served as Deputy Press Secretary for the White House Office of Management and Budget (2005), and before that on President George W. Bush’s debate prep team for his 2004 re-election campaign.
An Atlanta native, Sarah received her B.A. in Public Policy and Spanish, magna cum laude, from Duke University and her J.D. from Duke Law School magna cum laude. While at Duke Law, Sarah was Editor in Chief of Law and Contemporary Problems and was on the Executive Committee of the Federalist Society. Sarah currently serves on the Duke Law School Board of Visitors and is an Executive Board member for the Atlanta Chapter of the Federalist Society.
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DC Young Lawyers Chapter and The Alexander Hamilton Society
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