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Meet our newest board member!

Sarah B. Dannecker is an associate in the Business and Transactions Department at Ballard Spahr and is co-leader of Ballard Women, a subset of Ballard Spahr’s Diversity Lawyers Group. She has experience representing clients in a variety of corporate transactional matters, including securities law, assisting financial institutions and bank holding companies with mergers and acquisitions, and privacy and data security laws and regulations in areas such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). She also assists companies with data breach investigations and responses, as well as researches and prepares multi-state surveys and analyses relating to banking and privacy laws. Prior to joining the firm, Sarah worked as a patent prosecution paralegal at a national intellectual property firm and as a contracts manager in the legal department for a global water and energy company.

Sarah graduated, summa cum laude, from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 2019. While there, she was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the highest grade in Constitutional Law. Sarah completed her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Hamline University.

When asked what she wants people to know about the work Sojourner does, Sarah shared:

"Sojourner, via its staff and volunteers, is committed to promoting the safety, dignity, and wellness of the people, families, and the communities it serves. Equally important is Sojourner’s commitment to celebrating diversity and strengthening ties with the surrounding communities."

Welcome, Sarah!


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