Sarah Pomeroy
Assistant City Attorney - Zone Initiative, City Attorney’s office

Sarah Pomeroy is an Assistant City Attorney in the Zone Initiative section in the City Attorney’s office. Practicing in D.C. for three years before moving back to her hometown of Columbus, she represented companies in antitrust, telecommunications, and Lanham Act matters with the law firm of Jones Day.  At the firm, she also represented clients in diverse pro bono cases, including clients seeking asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, social security benefits, federal habeas relief, and clemency. She has also served as a guardian ad litem in child-custody disputes.  

Sarah has dedicated her extra-curricular time to the service of her legal and student communities.  She was the co-president of the D.C. Lawyer of the American Constitution Society from June 2017 to June 2018 and the President of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Chapter for the 2014-2015 school year.  She also has served as a mediator in Franklin County, Ohio, mediating disputes in minor civil and criminal matters. Finally, while in college at Michigan State University, she served as the President of the Residence Halls Association, representing the interests of 15,000+ on-campus students.

Academically, Sarah has engaged in her passion-issue areas of education, voting rights, and the rule of law.  While earning her law degree, she completed a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management at the O.S.U. John Glenn College of Public Affairs, writing her capstone on the regulation of Ohio’s charter schools.  In law school, she interned at the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Public Defender Capital Habeas Unit for the Southern District of Ohio, and as a research assistant to Election Law Professor Daniel Tokaji.  In 2011, she published two articles in the Roosevelt Institute national policy journal, addressing afterschool program funding and the election of state judges. Lastly, her senior undergraduate thesis examined the effects of historic legal structures and foreign intervention on the rule of law in developing countries.

Finally, Sarah is an avid fan of jazz music, Broadway musicals, and baseball.  She studied classical and jazz piano for thirteen years and continues to play in her spare time.  She is thrilled to be selected as a 2019 NLC Fellow, and she is excited to get to work to bring a progressive future to Columbus.