Sarah M. Paulett

Risk, Data Management, and Compliance Attorney Cleveland
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Sarah is a Risk, Data Management, and Compliance attorney at Taft. She works closely with Taft’s general counsel to improve processes and implement policies, procedures, and controls as related to Outside Counsel Guidelines, Client Compliance/Third Party Risk Questionnaires, and Client Due Diligence. Sarah uses trends in these areas to determine what compliance training may be needed at Taft and selects and assigns appropriate training programs.

Prior to joining Taft, Sarah worked as a conflicts professional at a well-known law firm in Cleveland, where she managed the conflicts team, analyzed conflict searches for new matters and lateral hires, prepared conflict waiver letters, and served as point person for client file transfers as part of a large firm transition. She also has past experience as a pro bono immigration attorney, with a particular focus on humanitarian and family-based immigration issues.

Sarah earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, with concentrations in international law and criminal law, and was a legal extern for the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications and philosophy from the University of Mount Union.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • University of Mount Union

    B.A. – Communications and Philosophy


  • State - Ohio