As a Principal on the Michael Best Strategies’ federal government relations team with over ten years of experience, Sarah brings a strong legal background and understanding of where law and policy intersect.
She works with businesses, non-profits, and associations to help them successfully navigate the federal government by developing and implementing public policy, political, and corporate strategies that create and protect market opportunities as well as build and protect their brands. She provides intelligence and thought leadership on legislative and regulatory issues impacting their business. As an active member in the firm’s Blockchain, Digital Currencies & Smart Contracts industry group, Sarah works with clients who are heavily involved in emerging technologies, including distributed ledger technology, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Additionally, she serves clients with issues involving privacy, cybersecurity, tax, trade, water, education, and labor.
Sarah’s Expertise: Tax & Finance, Energy & Environment, Education, Manufacturing, Trade, and Political Giving
Prior to joining Michael Best Strategies, Sarah served as Regulatory Counsel at ASTM International. In this role, Helton supported the Office Global Policy and Industry Affairs on legal, legislative, and regulatory matters. She advised on current and emerging federal policy and regulatory 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 rule-makings and an amicus brief to the World Trade Organization.
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.
Sarah’s affiliations during her professional career: