Sara Xia, Attorney

 
Sara Xia

With a background working in Hangzhou, Shanghai, and Seattle, Sara Xia has earned a reputation for overcoming communication barriers and helping people of diverse backgrounds connect with one another. She is uniquely equipped to identify and solve issues related to Chinese entities, while providing clients with critical insight on the cultural customs and procedures necessary to successfully conduct business in China.

Sara splits her time between the United States and China advising companies on doing business in China and the United States. She helps clients with corporate and business operations and transactions, with a focus on China related cybersecurity and data privacy compliance. She also works on international commercial litigation and arbitration matters.

Sara has law degrees from the University of Washington School of Law and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Before joining Harris Bricken, she was an attorney at a law firm in China and then an attorney and China Advisor at a Pacific Northwest law firm, where she provided services for overseas IPO, transnational mergers and acquisition, and domestic and international litigation.

In her spare time, Sara enjoys yoga, caring for her indoor garden and exploring the city with her camera.

More About Sara

Memberships

Member, Washington State Bar Association

Member, The State Bar of California

Volunteer Activities

Volunteer Attorney, Housing Justice Project

  • Providing legal advice for low income tenants with eviction-related issues
  • Assistance filling out and responding to eviction paperwork
  • Negotiating with landlords for tenants facing eviction

Speaking Engagements

The Future of Business in China”, Western Washington University, April 2016.

Media Appearances

Defending China’s Data,” China Business Review, October 2, 2018.

Huayi Bros.’ Dennis Wang Makes Reassurances, Promises Stock Purchases,” Variety, June 18, 2018.

Education

  • University of Washington, School of Law, LLM (Master of Law), Seattle 2014
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, LLB (Bachelor of Law), Shanghai 2009

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California
  • Washington

Languages

  • Mandarin (native)
  • English (fluent)