Sarah Leah Tarlow is a recent addition to Spear Wilderman’s employee benefits law practice. She is former Senior Counsel of SAG-AFTRA, where she represented a diverse pool of media performers by negotiating and enforcing their collective bargaining agreements, strengthening and creating legislative protections, and working to build union density in all areas of SAG-AFTRA’s jurisdiction. Sarah also represented faculty and staff at Illinois public universities as well as private school teachers in Chicago when she worked at the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT). There, in addition to negotiating and enforcing collective bargaining agreements, Sarah also developed training programs and organized members.
Sarah graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College, earned a master’s degree in public policy and public administration from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs, and holds a law degree from Brooklyn Law School where she was a Sparer Public Interest Fellow.