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Rimon welcomes International Transactions and Data Privacy attorney Sarah (Xiaohua) Zhao as a Partner in its Washington D.C. office

News Sarah (Xiaohua) Zhao Sarah (Xiaohua) Zhao · November 16, 2020

Washington D.C.— Rimon is proud to welcome Sarah (Xiaohua) Zhao as an International Transactions and Data Privacy Partner in its D.C. office. Ms. Zhao is the firm’s 30th new partner this year.

She joins from Baker Hostetler, where she was a Partner. She previously served as the Managing Partner of the Beijing office of Holland & Knight. 

Ms. Zhao has substantial experience in international transactions with an emphasis on technology transactions, data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity from both regulatory and corporate perspectives. She advises major companies on cybersecurity, privacy and data protection legal environments in China and around the world, establishing data protection policies and compliance programs, conducting due diligence on data security for mergers and acquisitions, handling data breaches, and compliance matters.

Mr. Zhao is the 6th new Partner to join the D.C. office in 2020, following Debbie Klis, Mikhail Usubyan, Xiaowei Ye, Jason Xu, and Katie Hyman. Rimon’s International Transactions and Dispute Resolution groups have significant experience handling local, national, regional, and international cross-border matters, and have created geographic practice groups to enable integrated teams of Rimon attorneys to respond to client needs on a national or regional basis.

“At a time when cybersecurity is of utmost importance, Sarah’s experience and knowledge of the tech industry, and specifically data protection, will be a key asset for our clients and the firm,” said Michael Moradzadeh, Rimon’s CEO.

“Rimon’s broad international platform and its innovative and high-tech oriented environment will enable me to provide better services for the clients,” said Ms. Zhao.

Ms. Zhao earned her J.D. at Valparaiso University, an M.A. in Journalism from Indiana University, and a B.A. from Beijing Language and Culture University. In addition, she obtained Executive Leadership Education from Harvard University. 


Rimon has 33 offices across five continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation and has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms. The firm’s Managing Partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers & Partners.