Sarah Goetz is Senior Counsel at Democracy Forward.

Prior to joining Democracy Forward, Sarah was a Madison Legal Fellow at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, where she litigated constitutional and other religion-based cases. At Americans United, Sarah authored numerous trial and appellate briefs in federal and state courts across the country. Before that, she was a legal fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Prison Project, where she litigated settlement enforcement actions concerning conditions of confinement.

Sarah clerked for Magistrate Judge Stephan M. Vidmar of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. She graduated summa cum laude from American University Washington College of Law, where she was a Public Interest/Public Service Scholar. During law school, Sarah was a member of law review and a student-attorney in the criminal defense clinic. She graduated with honors from Vassar College, where she earned a B.A. in English.

Sarah is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars.