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About Sarah

Sarah Rafie counsels clients in relation to regulatory matters, particularly in infrastructure service industries, including electric utilities and hydroelectric generators. She advises clients regarding compliance matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and various state regulatory agencies.

Before joining Bracewell, Sarah served as a judicial intern to Judge Jennifer W. Elrod of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Houston, and as an appellate intern in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri. While in law school, Sarah worked as a research assistant for Professor Doug Laycock and was a member of his team for the religious liberty case Holt v. Hobbs, which won a unanimous victory at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Experience

Publications and Speeches

"EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant Standards Risk And Technology Reviews: Tight Deadlines and (Some) DC Circuit Guidance," Environmental Quarterly, Summer 2017 edition.

Credentials

Education

University of Virginia School of Law,
J.D.
2016
Baylor University,
B.A.
2012
summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

Texas
*Practicing under principals admitted in Washington

Affiliations

Phi Beta Kappa
Women’s Energy Network
Energy Bar Association

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

University of Virginia School of Law
Journal of Law and Politics
Editorial Board Member
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri
Appellate Intern
Judge Jennifer W. Elrod, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Judicial Intern
University of Virginia School of Law
Best First-Year Oral Argument Award
Texas Undergraduate Moot Court Association
Regional First-Place Speaker
Ranked in the top-sixteen undergraduate moot court teams in the nation