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Sara E. Hess

Sara E. Hess

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Sara Hess is a senior associate in the Infrastructure, Construction and Government Relations & Public Law practices of Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. She practices in the areas of infrastructure development, government transactions, public law and public finance, representing clients in a variety of transactional, legislative and regulatory matters.

Sara advises public and private sector owners, bidders, developers and contractors in connection with complex government transactions and construction projects, particularly with respect to public-private partnerships (P3s) and alternative project delivery methods in the infrastructure sector. She has extensive experience negotiating and preparing concession agreements, EPC contracts, design and construction agreements, consulting contracts and project management agreements. Sara also advises project owners with respect to procurement laws, policies and practices.

In addition to her transactional work, Sara counsels governmental and private clients on a wide array of state and local government matters, including in the areas of election and campaign finance law, legislative drafting and statutory interpretation, and government relations and ethics. She represents candidates for office and political action committees in forming political committees and complying with federal, state and local campaign finance and disclosure rules. Sara also represents not-for-profit organizations on corporate formation, governance, tax exemption and regulatory compliance issues.

After receiving her undergraduate degree, Sara administered federal research grants for the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2010, Sara worked in the Office of the General Counsel to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

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