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Sarah Collins Carey

Sarah Collins Carey, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1966, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1977.


  • Carey, Sarah Collins was born on August 12, 1938 in New York City. Daughter of Jerome Joseph and Susan (Atlee) Collins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Radcliffe College, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1965.


    • Soviet specialist United States Information Agency/United States Department State, 1961-1965. Associate Arnold & Porter, Washington, 1965-1968. Assistant director Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, 1968-1973.

      Partner Heron, Burchette, Ruckert & Rothwell/predecessor firms, 1973-1990. Chair Commonwealth of Independent States Practice Steptoe and Johnson, 1990-1999. Chair Commonwealth of Independent States Practice, senior partner international Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, since 1999.

      Consultant Ford Foundation, 1975—1983. Board directors Yukos Oil Corporation, 2001—2005, Akbars Bank, 2006—2008.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1966, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1977.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Board directors Academy for Educational Development, since 2004. Chair board directors Eurasia Foundation, since 1994. Board directors Russia-American Enterprise Fund, 1993—1995, Defense Enterprise Fund, 1994—2001, Georgetown University School Law Institute Public Representation, 1971—1985, American Arbitration Association, 1975—1982, East Europe Foundation, Ukraine.

    Member of International Women's Forum, Atlantic Council, Council Foreign Relations.


    • Married James J. Carey, August 28, 1962 (divorced 1977). 1 child Sasha; Married John D. Reilly, January 27, 1979. Children: Sarah Reilly, Katherine Reilly.
    • father: Jerome Joseph Collins
    • mother: Susan (Atlee) Collins
    • spouses: James J. Carey
    • John D. Reilly
    • children: Sasha Carey
    • Sarah Reilly Carey
    • Katherine Reilly Carey
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    Born August 12, 1938