About - Staff Member - Sarah Beth Jansen
Sarah Beth Jansen
Areas of Expertise:
Senate Republicans, Cybersecurity, Intellectual Property
Sarah Beth Jansen serves as Senior Director, Government Affairs & Policy Counsel at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). Prior to joining ITI, Sarah Beth spent almost 7 years in the Senate. Beginning in 2013, she served as counsel to Ranking Member Tom Coburn, M.D. on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) where she handled immigration, nominations, data security, and worked on Judiciary Committee issues.
Before working on HSGAC, Sarah Beth began her legal career in 2008 as counsel to Senator Coburn on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. There she focused primarily on intellectual property, working on both the PRO-IP Act and the America Invents Act, IP-related privacy issues, antitrust, bankruptcy, drug policy and Department of Justice oversight. During law school, Sarah Beth spent the summers of 2005 and 2006 as a legal intern on the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, the House Committee on Financial Services, and with Senator Jeff Sessions on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Before entering public service, Sarah Beth worked for three years in the financial services industry in Birmingham, Alabama.
Sarah Beth earned her J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law and her B.S.B.A. in Finance from Auburn University. She is a member of the Tennessee and Alabama Bars. Sarah Beth is originally from Memphis, Tennessee.
Blog Posts by Sarah Beth Jansen
Congress Acts on Cybersecurity Threat Information Sharing Bills
(April 21, 2015)
This week the House of Representatives will consider two cybersecurity threat information sharing bills on the floor: the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560), and the National Cybersecurity Protection ...
The President’s Cybersecurity Initiatives Begin the Ball Rolling for Congressional Action
(January 13, 2015)
Halfway into January, 2015 is starting to emerge as a year policymakers will focus more strongly on cybersecurity in the United States. Today President Obama took a significant step in sending a cybersecurity ...
Not-So-Lame Duck for Cybersecurity Legislation
(December 18, 2014)
From 1935 - 1997 there were only 11 “Lame Duck” congressional sessions. Once a rarity, they are now commonplace and have occurred in every congress since 1998. As the frequency of these sessions have ...