Ya (Sara) Xia, 律师

Ya (Sara) Xia

With a background working in Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, 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 specifically related to Chinese entities, while providing clients with critical insight as to the cultural customs and procedures necessary for successfully conducting business in China.

Sara works out of Harris Bricken’s Seattle and Beijing offices, advising clients on legal practices in China. Her practice focuses on cybersecurity, data protection law, and privacy law. Sara also works on China mergers and acquisitions and corporate formations and matters involving China’s foreign exchange control policies. 

A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, prior to joining Harris Bricken, Sara worked as an attorney and China Advisor at a Pacific Northwest law firm, where she assisted with transnational and domestic litigation.

Her passion for law makes her a great fit for Harris Bricken. A team of diverse legal professionals and a rich knowledge sharing culture, helps Sara keep her practice sharp.

In her spare time, Sara likes to watch movies, cook, hike, and travel. As an avid proponent of strategy in both work and play, Sara also enjoys a competitive game of Catan with friends.

More About Ya (Sara)

Member, Washington State Bar Association

Member, The State Bar of California

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

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

Implications of China’s E-Commerce Law,” American Chamber of Commerce in China, April 7, 2019.

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

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