Sarah Kettenmann maintains a diverse environmental practice, which has included litigation matters under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and regulatory matters involving waste facility permits under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Before joining Beveridge & Diamond, Sarah clerked for the Hon. Chase T. Rogers, Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, from June 2014 to July 2015. During her time at Pace Law School, Sarah served as a judicial extern for Judge Laura Taylor Swain in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (S.D.N.Y.), and interned in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, S.D.N.Y., and in the King’s County District Attorney’s Office. She also served as an environmental policy adviser and legal extern in the United Nations General Assembly, Permanent Mission of Saint Kitts & Nevis to the United Nations. She also served as a research assistant in the Pace University Center for Environmental Legal Studies and as acquisitions editor for Pace Environmental Law Review .
At Yale University, Sarah wrote her master's project on international legal frameworks for recovering electronic waste and also conducted field research on the impact of a proposed biofuels production plant in south Hawaii Island.
Prior to law school, Sarah participated in the first federally funded research expedition dedicated solely to examining the accumulation of plastic debris in the North Atlantic Ocean. Before that, she worked as a research associate for the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC, where she assisted staff attorneys and senior attorneys on law and policy projects designed to strengthen environmental governance domestically and internationally.
Sarah is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, and upon graduating from Carleton College, participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's International Agricultural Intern Program at the Shanghai Agricultural Trade Office. Sarah's agricultural experience also includes working with a family-owned farm in Hubei Province, China, and managing a dairy and crop farm in Wisconsin prior to and while earning her undergraduate degree.
Super Lawyers recognized Sarah as a “Rising Star” in its 2017 edition.