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Meet Sarah Anderson

At the Forefront

Sarah W. Anderson owns SWA Law LLC and, representing public and private entities on cyber incident response, regulatory compliance, the implementation of enhanced cybersecurity practices, and contract negotiations involving technology products and services. Sarah teaches seminars on cybersecurity law across the United States, including non-profits, trade associations, and government entities. Sarah is regularly invited to train Judges and civic leaders on cybersecurity law issues and draft/review cybersecurity legislation for state and federal agencies.


Assisting with over 100 cyber incident responses, Sarah advises leaders and technology professionals on preventing and mitigating liability before, during, and after a cyber incident.  Sarah proudly promotes awareness of technical and legal cybersecurity matters on her work, Sarah earned the  Director's Honor Award in Cybersecurity from the United States Secret Service in 2023.

Prior to founding SWA Law, Sarah was in-house counsel with a technology non-profit and a “big law“ equity partner, focused on toxic tort and property litigation. Sarah is licensed to practice in Louisiana and Texas, with licenses pending in Pennsylvania and Illinois. Sarah is also the former chief legal counsel for the State of Louisiana ESF-17 (cyber incident response and management).


Sarah is  a proud veteran, with previous deployments to Iraq and Haiti as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate. Sarah continues to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was a distinguished military graduate. Sarah is the former Cyber Law Judge Advocate for the Louisiana Army National Guard and legal liaison for the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission.



  • 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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