Sarah York

Sarah York Attorney Litigation Wiggin and Dana Washington DC
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Professional Biography

Sarah is an Associate in the Litigation Department and focuses her practice in the International Trade Compliance and Sanctions Practice Group in Wiggin and Dana’s Washington, D.C. office.  Sarah represents companies in corporate compliance and regulatory enforcement matters, with an emphasis on U.S. export controls – the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) – and U.S. trade sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Prior to joining Wiggin and Dana, Sarah was in-house counsel at a global defense company.  Sarah conducted internal investigations, oversaw the company’s root cause and corrective action planning, managed its corrective action tracking process, drafted internal policies, and developed and implemented training programs.  

Sarah received her J.D. from William & Mary Law School, where she was a Graduate Research Fellow with the Veteran’s Benefits Clinic and Vice President of the Student Bar Association. While in law school, she worked in the general counsel’s office for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction in Washington, DC.  She received her B.A. in Peace, War, and Defense from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and studied abroad in the London Honors program at Oxford University. Prior to attending law school, Sarah spent time working in Kandahar, Afghanistan and supporting NATO troops with the United Service Organizations (USO).

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