Maali, Sahar

Sahar Maali

Sahar Maali is an associate who focuses her practice on complex litigation matters. Ms. Maali was a summer associate at WilmerHale in 2014. 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Maali was a general litigation intern for Google. In that capacity, she conducted research and authored memoranda on a wide range of issues including the investigation policies of the DOJ/SEC and the implications of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) for freedom of expression and innovation on the Internet. 

At Berkeley, Ms. Maali worked with the International Human Rights Law Clinic (IHRLC), where she drafted a series of memos advocating legal reforms to end impunity for crimes of sexual and gender-based violence.

Previously, Ms. Maali served as a legislative intern for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and United States Senator Barbara Boxer. She was also a legal policy intern for District Attorney Kamala Harris. In those roles, Ms. Maali advised on a variety of matters ranging from post-9/11 civil liberties violations to the effects of prison sentences on recidivism.

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  • Education

    • JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2015

    • Certificate of Specialization in International Law Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law
    • MS, Columbia University, 2012

      Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, magna cum laude
    • BA, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2009

      cum laude
  • Admissions

    • California

  • Languages

    • Farsi