Heather Sawyer '91 Named Democratic Chief Counsel on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, IP & Internet
Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, named Heather Sawyer as the Subcommittee’s new Democratic Chief Counsel.
“Heather has been one of my closest advisors since she joined the House Judiciary Committee in 2007. She is a top-notch lawyer with a keen ability to synthesize complex issues and maximize positive public policy outcomes. Over the past seven years, we have dealt with some of our nation’s most controversial and complex legal issues, ranging from NSA surveillance and LGBT rights to disability rights and a woman’s right to choose,” said Congressman Nadler. “Heather’s advice and legal guidance on the important issues facing the Intellectual Property Subcommittee will be invaluable. These laws are at the core of how we live our daily lives – how we communicate, conduct business, get our news, and enjoy movies, television, and music. Heather will join Stephanie Moore, Jason Everett, and Norberto Salinas, who have been working on intellectual property issues for the Judiciary Committee. I look forward to working with this outstanding legal team. ”
Prior to serving as the Chief Counsel of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, Heather Sawyer served as Minority Counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution. Before joining the House Judiciary Committee in 2007, Heather taught at Georgetown University Law Center from 2005-2007 and worked as Senior Counsel in Lambda Legal’s Midwest Regional Office from 1996-2005. She graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and received herJuris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a recipient of the Karl Llewelyn Memorial Cup for excellence in brief writing and oral argument and the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for excellence in appellate advocacy with high distinction.