Sarah Edwards (on detail)

Sarah Edwards joined the Justice Department criminal fraud section as a trial attorney in October 2016 after serving as a law clerk for Judge Gregory Howard Woods in the federal court in the Southern District of New York since August 2015. She was assigned to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit until she became the DOJ's resident legal adviser in Bangladesh in 2021, where she is temporarily assigned.

Before joining the DOJ, she worked as an associate for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton for more than two-and-a-half years.

While at Cleary, Edwards worked on a pro bono project alongside the Legal Aid Society. The class action lawsuit, filed in May 2015 in federal court in Manhattan, sought an injunction requiring the city of New York to protect women in the Rikers Island jail from being sexually abused by correction officers. The lawsuit charged that correction officers exploited their positions to repeatedly rape women under their supervision.

Edwards studied English literature and environmental science at the University of Kansas, graduating in 2008. She gained her law degree from Stanford Law School, graduating in 2011.

After graduating from Stanford, Edwards spent a year clerking in South Dakota at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit for Judge Roger Wollman.

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