Sarah Richard

U.S. Policy and Developer Relations Manager

Sarah is responsible for driving Developer Alliance policy positions and advancing developer priorities in front of the U.S. Congress and Administration. Sarah brings her passion for emerging technologies and innovation to the Developers Alliance, helping developers to achieve their legislative and regulatory goals.

Sarah’s experience covers a wide range of privacy and regulatory issues that impact developing technology. Most recently, she worked at Gemini, a startup focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency products. Sarah served as an aide in the United States Senate (office of Fmr. Senator Scott P. Brown) for her home state of Massachusetts. Additionally, she worked on the federal regulatory affairs team of CTIA, a trade association representing the wireless communications industry.

During law school, Sarah interned at Dassault Systémes, a multinational engineering software company, where she assisted on matters pertaining to taxation law surrounding mergers and acquisitions. She has worked at the Council of Institutional Investors, a prestigious member association in Washington, D.C. that represents pension funds, other employee benefit funds, endowments and foundations. During this tenure she lobbied Congress and Administrative agencies on proxy voting & governance reform. Sarah also assisted a magistrate judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in legal research and opinion drafting as a judicial intern.

Sarah holds both a Bachelor's degree in Government and International Relations, and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Clark University. She earned her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University. Sarah is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association.

Sarah is based in the Alliance’s Washington DC headquarters.

In her free time Sarah enjoys bikram yoga, cooking, travel, and supporting all New England sports teams.