Sarah B. Donovan

Senior Policy Advisor
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Sarah Donovan advises corporate and nonprofit clients on a wide range of legislative and regulatory matters. Sarah maintains a strong network in Congress and the executive branch, regularly engaging members, staff, and officials on a variety of issues, including education, privacy, appropriations, financial services, defense, and healthcare. Sarah dedicates a significant portion of her practice to education, with a focus on early childhood and higher education public policy.

Prior to joining Venable, Sarah was a policy advisor in the federal law and policy practice at an international law firm in Washington, DC. She also worked in investment banking and consulting, including as senior vice president of FIG Partners, LLC, in their Investment Banking, Energy Research, and Capital Group.




  • B.S. Biology, Government University of Virginia 2003

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Officer, National Business Coalition on E-Commerce and Privacy – a consortium of brand-name companies and associations; acts as the primary advisor for the Coalition's state subcommittee