Sara Shaw Tatum

Associate Appeals


Sara Shaw Tatum (née Nommensen) is an associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on appellate litigation, commercial litigation, and strategic counseling.

Before joining the Firm, Sara served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh of the Supreme Court of the United States, to Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and to Judge Richard J. Sullivan, at the time of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017New York


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude
    Harvard Law Review
  • New York University Stern School of BusinessB.S., Finance & Economicsmagna cum laude