MBS Washington, DC

Sarah Helton

Sarah Helton

Sarah Helton

Principal
Phone: 202-747-9575
Email Sarah

Sarah Helton

Principal
Phone: 202-747-9575
Email Sarah

“Michael Best Strategies’ success for our clients is not only driven by our team’s expertise, but also by the strong and trusted relationships we have developed with our clients.”


Sarah is a principal for Michael Best Strategies, with more than ten years of experience in federal policy and politics. She leads the development and implementation of federal legislative and regulatory strategies on behalf of clients on manufacturing, transportation, tax, energy, and education issues.

Sarah brings a strong legal background and understanding of where law and policy intersect. She advises and works with clients on maximizing opportunities and mitigating challenges before the government, whether it is through legislation, regulation, or stakeholder engagement. Working with Strategies’ federal and state teams, Sarah provides clients with a full range of services related to public policy strategy, with a focus on government relations, lobbying, strategic business planning, political consulting, and public relations.

Prior to joining Strategies, Sarah served as Regulatory Counsel at ASTM International. In this role, she supported the Office Global Policy and Industry Affairs on legal, legislative, and regulatory matters. She researched, analyzed, and advised on current and emerging federal policy matters that affected diverse industries, including energy, environment, transportation, technology, and trade. Sarah also assisted the general counsel on intellectual property, litigation, employment, and contract issues. She authored numerous comments in response to federal rulemakings and an amicus brief to the World Trade Organization. Given Sarah’s legal and political experiences, she has developed key relationships and partnerships with various public and private stakeholders.

Sarah also worked at the National Beer Wholesalers Association, one of the most powerful associations in Washington, D.C., and served on the Republican National Committee’s Finance team throughout the 2008 Presidential election cycle.


Professional Activities
  • Member, Women in Government Relations
  • Member, Women’s Energy Network
  • Member, Board of Directors, American School Health Association
Education
  • George Mason University School of Law, Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2013
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 2007; Political Science and History
Admissions
  • Wisconsin
Community Involvement
  • Volunteer, Girls on the Run
Related News
  • Publication – Read the Article

    November 21, 2016 | Michael Best Strategies’ Administration & Congressional Preview: Agricultural Policy November 2016

  • Publication – Read the Article

    November 21, 2016 | Michael Best Strategies’ Post-Election Analysis – Federal Education Policy November 2016

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