Sarah is a member of Maynard Cooper’s Cybersecurity & Privacy practice. She has earned the ANSI-Accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professions (IAPP).
Sarah’s practice focuses on cybersecurity risk assessments, cybersecurity incident response planning, cybersecurity and privacy compliance, training, and policy development, vendor management and contract negotiation, and data breach response. She also helps clients analyze cybersecurity risks associated with new technologies and potential acquisition targets. Her clients include businesses from a variety of industries, from Fortune 500 companies to technology start-ups.
Sarah is a frequent speaker and author on cybersecurity risk management. Her work has been published in the Sedona Conference Journal and The Alabama Lawyer. Sarah was appointed to serve as the Vice Chair of the Alabama State Bar Cybersecurity Task Force. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama School of Law, where she teaches a course on privacy and data security law.
She received her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law, and she holds a B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Alabama.
Sarah's Affiliations and Civic Involvement
- International Association of Privacy Professionals
- Alabama State Bar Association – Vice Chair of Alabama State Bar Cybersecurity Task Force
- Tech Birmingham
- Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Section
- American Bar Association, Litigation and Science and Technology Law Sections
Sarah's Speaking Engagements
Below is a list of Sarah's recent speaking engagements.
- September 2, 2020: “Privacy & Security in 2020: What’s Happened and What’s Coming,” Association of Corporate Counsel, Alabama Chapter (Webinar)
- May 5, 2020: "Force Majeure: Navigating contract performance issues during the pandemic" - COVID-19 Webinar: Navigating Landlord/Tenant Relations & General Real Estate Issues
- May 5, 2020: "Cybersecurity Update: How cyber criminals are taking advantage of businesses to commit fraud" - COVID-19 Webinar: Navigating Landlord/Tenant Relations & General Real Estate Issues
- July 19, 2019: "Exploring the Impact of the 2018 Data Breach Notification Act" - Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting
- March 8, 2019: “Hot Topics in Privacy and Cybersecurity Law” - Birmingham Bar Association Membership Forum
- November 30, 2018: “Data Breach/Privacy Issues for Employment Lawyers” - CLE Alabama Employment Law Update
- October 24, 2018: "Understanding and Combating Cyber Fraud: Trends and Techniques" - Alabama Women in Public Finance
- June 2018: “Privacy and Data Security Law: an Overview” - Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting
- May 19, 2018: “Cybersecurity: Best Practices for Attorneys and their Clients” - Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers’ Section Annual CLE
- April 18, 2018: “Data Privacy and Security Laws: Their Broad Reach and Enforcement” - Birmingham Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Section CLE
- February 21, 2018: "Trending Issues in Government Enforcement" - Cyber Huntsville
State Bar: Alabama
U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle)
University of Alabama School of Law (2011, J.D., magna cum laude; Alabama Law Review, Articles Editor; Hugo Black Scholar; Order of the Coif; John A. Campbell Moot Court Board; ABA National Moot Court Team)
University of Alabama (2008, B.A., summa cum laude; University Honors Program; Phi Beta Kappa)