PeopleSarah M. Nakamoto
Sarah M. Nakamoto

Sarah M. Nakamoto

PeopleSarah M. Nakamoto

  • University of California, College of the Law, San Francisco (J.D.)
    • CALI Awards for Highest Grade in Negotiations, Trial Advocacy I, Japanese Legal System, and Employment Law Clinic
    • Senior Technology Editor, Hastings Business Law Journal 
    • Staff Editor, Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal 
    • Evidence Teaching Assistant 
    • Legal Writing and Research Teaching Assistant 
    • Remedies Research Assistant 
  • University of Southern California (B.A., Political Science, cum laude)
    • Minor in Law and Society
    • Blackstonians Pre-Law Honor Society
    • Staff Writer, Neon Tommy: Annenberg Digital News
    • USC Mock Trial Team

  • Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Pathfinder Program (2022)
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Snell & Wilmer Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee (2017-2022)
  • Snell & Wilmer Community Involvement Committee

  • Mariposa Women and Family Center, Board Member (2019-2023) 
  • Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law
    • Firm Representative (2017-Present)
    • Secretary (2019-2020)
    • Board of Directors, Member (2019-2020)
  • Orange County United Way - Snell & Wilmer Fundraising Campaign (2020-Present)
  • Public Law Center
    • UCI Law Pro Bono Program, U-Visa Pro Bono Attorney (2018-Present)
    • Volunteers for Justice Dinner, Silent Auction Committee Member (2019-2021)
  • Orange County Constitutional Rights Foundation, Mock Trial Judge (2018-Present) 
  • San Francisco District Attorney's Office, Volunteer (2015)
  • Homeless Legal Services, Volunteer (2015)
  • Elder Abuse Clinic, Volunteer (2015)
  • IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Volunteer (2014)
  • Public Counsel Cares, Volunteer (2012)
  • Homeboy Industries, Volunteer (2012)

  • Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office, Law Clerk (2016)
  • UC Hastings–Employment Clinic, Certified Law Student (2016)
  • The Miller Law Firm, Law Clerk (2015)
  • Quest Diagnostics, Intellectual Property Legal Intern (2015)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Judicial Extern to Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler (2014)
  • Consumers' Law Group, Case Manager/Intern (2011-2013)

  • California

  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States District Court, All Districts of California