Vilms, Sarah G.

Sarah G. Vilms

Public Policy Advisor

Sarah Vilms provides legislative strategy and congressional advocacy on behalf of clients, including corporations, municipal governments and nonprofits. Her experience includes more than 20 years in environment and natural resources, education, health care, transportation, voting and sporting issues, among other areas. Sarah presents matters on behalf of clients before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Before joining Squire Patton Boggs, Sarah was the mergers and acquisitions specialist and consultant for the Health Care Advisory Board. She also gained experience in the House of Representatives, the Senate and in the Australian New South Wales Parliament House in Sydney. 

Publications, Speeches and Presentations

  • Contributor, “The Trustworthiness of Elections, Voting Machines and Internet Voting, and the Voting Situation for 2012,” Capital Thinking Radio Show, Aired on VoiceAmerica Business, January 13, 2011.
  • Contributor, “Will President Obama’s New Title IX Guidelines Level the Playing Field for Aspiring Female Athletes and Academics?” Capital Thinking Radio Show, Aired on VoiceAmerica Business, April 22, 2010.
  • Co-author, “Liability Protections under the SAFETY Act,” Patton Boggs Publication, December 2007.
  • Homeland Security Presentation for The National Conference on Incident Command for Emergency Response, with Colonel John C. Garrett (USMC-RET), 2003.
  • Contributing consultant, “The Rising Tide: Emergence of a New Competitive Standard in Health Care,” The Health Care Advisory Board publication, 1996.


  • Preparing and executing government strategies resulting in legislation to improve curriculum, infrastructure, equipment, student access and educational programs for colleges, universities, community colleges and national education organizations.
  • Creating and implementing federal legislative strategy for corporations and non-profits before Congress, federal agencies and the White House resulting in furthering congressional directives and agency pilot projects; establishing collaborative relationships with federal agencies to advance concepts and programs; engaging in public policy efforts to secure legislation on behalf of national, regional, faith-based and community nonprofit organizations.
  • Composing and executing federal legislative agendas for municipal governments before Congress, federal agencies and the White House impacting legislation for priority projects on behalf of cities, counties and other governmental bodies. Sarah represents public policy initiatives on behalf of government institutions in Virginia, Texas, California, Louisiana and Florida.
  • Working with hospitals, medical research and health care advocacy organizations to provide advice on public policy matters. Representing needs before Congress, federal agencies and the White House. Issues include Title IX, obesity prevention, at-risk youth, food allergies and child health and wellness.
  • Representing matters before Congress, federal agencies and the White House impacting environmental policy. Working with House and Senate committees of jurisdiction concerning environmentally sensitive matters; assist public and private organizations with initiatives concerning drinking water, water quality/quantity and reuse and climate change issues. Sarah led archival research contributing to a US$164 million superfund water quality remediation – one of the largest settlements ever obtained from the federal government.


  • Brown University, B.A., 1993

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