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Meet Sarah Anderson

At the Forefront

Sarah W. Anderson is the owner and founder of SWA Law LLC and She is the chief legal counsel for the State of Louisiana's Emergency Support Function-17, responding to cyber incidents and conducting cyber law training across the Pelican State.


Prior to founding SWA Law, Sarah was Of Counsel with Alexander Sides Law Firm, in-house counsel with the Cyber Innovation Center (a technology innovation non-profit), and a former partner with a multi-state law firm, representing several fortune 500 companies in toxic tort litigation and property disputes.  


Sarah is currently serving as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army Reserves. She served as a Brigade Judge Advocate for an Infantry Brigade Combat Team in theater, as well as a Cyber Law Judge Advocate for the State of Louisiana and legal liaison for the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission while with the Louisiana Army National Guard.



  • Licensed to practice law in both Louisiana and Texas.

  • Licensed Title Agent in Louisiana.

  • She holds a GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG) certification.

  • She has spoken on cybersecurity legal issues for both non-profit and for-profit entities, including the National Governor's Association, Baker Donelson law firm, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, and in conference with the Institute for Defense Analysis.

  • Authored and conducted continuing legal education seminars for the Louisiana Board of Regents and at Louisiana Supreme Court.

  • 12 years of public speaking experience at local and national conventions.

  • Sarah graduated cum laude with her J.D. from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in May 2009 and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia Honor’s College in 2006 with a B.A. and as a Distinguished Military Graduate.

  • Sarah graduated the Judge Advocate Officer’s Advanced Course at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School on the Commandant’s List.

  • She completed Harvard Law School’s Negotiation Intensive, part of its Program on Negotiations in 2017.

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