Sarah Byrne leads the firm’s Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project, representing survivors of human trafficking, and advising organizations on human trafficking prevention and compliance.


Several years of experience in representing survivors of sex- and labor-trafficking led to a demand by institutional clients for training and advice on anti-trafficking programs, enhanced anti-money laundering procedures to target this crime, and compliance with related regulations. Sarah provides victim-informed advice to organizations seeking to strengthen their response and ensure social responsibility. 

Sarah also advises the firm on matters of legal ethics and professional risk.

Prior to joining the firm, Sarah practiced litigation in Massachusetts. She served as a judicial law clerk to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and as an aide in the Massachusetts Governor’s Office and the U.S. Senate.



  • Co-champion, Charlotte Pro Bono Triage, September 2019-present
  • North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission, Legislative Committee, 2020
  • Presents to governmental bodies and professional groups on human trafficking and victims’ legal needs
  • Founding Member, National Survivor Law Collective 


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B.A., Boston College, 1998

J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2003


  • United States Supreme Court, 2019
  • North Carolina, 2006
  • Massachusetts, 2004
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Co-champion, Charlotte Pro Bono Triage, September 2019-present

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