Sarah H. Sigman

Sarah Sigman joined the firm in 2010 after serving as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Sidney H. Stein of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Sigman received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was named a James Kent and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and was awarded the Alfred A. Forsyth Prize for excellence in environmental law. Ms. Sigman also holds an M.S. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California, Davis, where she focused on the use of computer models to optimize the operation of California’s water supply system.

photo by Liza Heider

Ms. Sigman represents public agencies and community groups in complex environmental matters at the administrative, trial court, and appellate levels. Among other matters, Ms. Sigman represents the Transbay Joint Powers Authority in an array of legal issues as it designs and constructs the Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco, a more than $4 billion project.

While at Columbia, Ms. Sigman served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, and worked as a summer law clerk at the Environmental Defense Fund and the California Attorney General’s Office, Environmental Law Section. She also worked at the Natural Resources Defense Council on matters related to urban air quality and public health.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Sigman conducted cost-benefit analyses and natural resource damage assessments for state, federal, and international agencies. She graduated from Yale University in 1999 with a B.A. in political science and environmental studies.

Ms. Sigman is a member of the State Bar of California.