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Sarah Gerst

Senior Attorney | Los Angeles


Sarah Gerst is a senior attorney in the Litigation Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon. Sarah has a broad range of experience representing public and private clients in litigation and appellate matters.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Richards, Watson & Gershon, Sarah clerked for the Honorable Robert S. Draper of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Sarah also served as a volunteer attorney for the California Office of the Attorney General in the Appeals, Writs & Trials section. Earlier in her career, Sarah practiced public finance at Squire Patton Boggs, LLP and corporate finance Milbank LLP.

Before law school, Sarah served with AmeriCorps as a member of the National Health Corps Philadelphia, where she provided health education and advocacy at a public school in southwest Philadelphia.

Honors & Awards

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Senior Research Editor

Professional and Community Affiliations

Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association


  • Balancing Disclosure and Privacy Interests in Campaign Finance
    Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review

Practice Areas


J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

A.B., Bryn Mawr College

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