The ACG Team

Sarah Kohn

Sarah Kohn serves as the Director of Policy at ACG Advocacy. In this role, she helps clients navigate the complex Washington DC landscape by crafting and executing comprehensive government affairs strategies. Sarah has a broad policy portfolio,  including intellectual property, trade, housing, technology, and appropriations. Additionally, she co-leads the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) research initiatives. 

As Director of Policy, Sarah oversees the ACG research team, serving as a vital link between partners, associates, and clients and ensuring that the team operates cohesively and efficiently.

Sarah is responsible for producing a variety of well-regarded reports for the firm. This includes crafting the weekly Patent and Trademark Report, a widely distributed newsletter that reaches over 400 clients, federal officials, and other intellectual property stakeholders every Friday. Sarah also generates regular AI reports, ensuring that clients are well-informed about the continually evolving AI policy landscape and recent developments in the field. Further, Sarah ensures that clients stay informed with a daily distribution of “IP Articles of Interest” and a detailed Monday update titled “This Week on the Hill.”

Sarah graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Law, History, & Society, along with minors in Human & Organization Development and American Studies. 

Prior to joining ACG, Sarah worked in the tech, advertising, music, nonprofit, and entrepreneurship sectors. In these roles, she developed familiarity with both the unique issues in each sector and common business challenges. As a Strategic Client Management Intern at Vidmob, she served as a conduit between technical experts, policy and business teams, and users, translating data and business needs into actionable insights and programs. In addition, as a music management and creative consulting intern for We Few Group and for Cassetty Entertainment, she worked directly with emerging artists and commercial clients to conceptualize and execute new events, promotions, and brand ideas.

Sarah has long-standing experience with social impact initiatives. She interned at Halcyon House, a social entrepreneurship incubator, helping impact-driven entrepreneurs transform ideas into sustainable business ventures and emerging artists amplify projects addressing social justice.  She worked at KID Museum, an innovative experiential maker museum designed to foster creativity, curiosity, and compassion in elementary and middle school-age kids using hands-on STEM activities. She also co-founded a group to raise funds for COVID healthcare works, served in student groups promoting environmental awareness and working on immigration issues, conducted research for the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, and was a Lazarus Leadership Fellow addressing education inequality in her community.