Garvey Schubert Barer Owner Sara Sandford Appointed to Executive Committee of ABA, Section of International Law

Top Quote Garvey Schubert Barer announces that Owner Sara Sandford has been appointed Secretary/Operations Officer of the American Bar Association (ABA), Section of International Law. End Quote
  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA (1888PressRelease) September 09, 2011 - Garvey Schubert Barer announces that Owner Sara Sandford has been appointed Secretary/Operations Officer of the American Bar Association (ABA), Section of International Law. In this role, Sandford will also serve on the Executive Committee of one of the largest ABA sections.

    Sandford works with clients from around the world in all stages of establishing, acquiring and operating businesses across borders. She concentrates her practice on representing Japanese companies and individuals, including Kenwood Corporation, UCC Ueshima Coffee Co. Ltd., NTT DoCoMo, and Sojitsu Corporation of America, in their business activities in the U.S. and on advising U.S. clients concerning business activities in Canada and other Pacific Rim countries.

    In addition, Sandford assists clients in creating distribution and sales representative arrangements for a wide variety of products - including toys, automotive parts, agricultural products, log homes, software and microchips. She has represented high-technology start-up companies, among others, in obtaining and documenting both bank and venture capital financing.

    Actively involved in the ABA, Section of International Law, Sandford has also served as the Diversity Officer, a Council member and on the Administration Committee, among other positions. A Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, she also served as chair of the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington and has served on the organization's board or in an executive capacity for more than 15 years.

    Sandford served many years as a leader of Garvey Schubert Barer's International Group, Business Group, and Executive Committee, and acted as the Seattle office managing director. She earned her J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law (1984) and her B.A. in Japan Regional Studies from the University of Washington (1980).

    Founded in 1933, the ABA, Section of International Law is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law and the education of international law practitioners. It is the only ABA entity that focuses on the full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities. On the Web at:

    Garvey Schubert Barer is a business law firm focused on clients in the United States and abroad, with strategic emphasis on the Pacific Northwest. From five business-critical locations: Beijing, China; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; New York; and Washington, D.C., the firm serves as outside counsel to established market leaders and newly launched enterprises. Since 1966, Garvey Schubert Barer has worked with clients in virtually all industry sectors, including healthcare, technology, trade and transportation, maritime/admiralty, real estate, communications and media, entertainment, and manufacturing. The firm provides cost-effective, practical solutions to a broad range of businesses, including publicly and privately held companies, investment firms, financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. On the Web at:

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