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Sarah E. Alt*

Chief Process & AI Officer

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.


Sarah Alt is an accomplished professional in ethical artificial intelligence with extensive information technology expertise working for and consulting with Fortune 1000 companies, professional services firms, institutions of higher education, startups, and nonprofits. As the Chief Process & AI Officer for Michael Best, Sarah spearheads the integration of AI technologies and strategies to drive innovation, excellence, and client value.

Sarah is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences and events, where she shares her knowledge and experiences of designing, developing, and deploying AI responsibly. As an active member of the European Commission’s AI Alliance since 2019, Sarah has collaborated with global thought-leaders and experts to bring human-rights centered AI legislation that is influencing AI governance going forward. Sarah has also contributed to and is a practitioner of the ethical guidelines and standards for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Sarah was named one of Relativity's 2023 AI Visionaries, featuring early adopters in legal, compliance, and risk who are playing a seminal role in advancing the use of artificial intelligence in their organizations. Her dedication to leveraging AI ethically and responsibly while optimizing business processes cements her reputation as a trailblazer in the intersection of law and technology.

Complementing her role at Michael Best, Sarah serves as a Fellow with the Ethical AI Consortium (EAIC), a non-profit organization she founded in 2018 to educate and create awareness about the ethics and responsibility of advanced algorithms, automation, analytics, and artificial intelligence.

Sarah holds her MBA in Global Management, Bachelor of Science degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering, and multiple certifications including Ethical AI Professional Educator, Design Thinking, Change Management, Inclusive Professional, and Lean Six Sigma.

Professional Activities

  • Member, NIST Generative AI Public Working Group




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