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Sara Schoenfeld    |



Key practice areas:

  • Customs & International Trade 

  • Business Law

Sara Schoenfeld is a NY-based attorney with a focus on business law and international trade law. Prior to joining the firm, Sara spent over five years in the Ernst & Young LLP Global Trade practice advising US and foreign multinational corporations regarding international trade laws and regulations, strategic planning, compliance and risk management, and controversy.

Sara has experience in a variety of industries including consumer goods, e-commerce, textiles and apparel, pharmaceutical, industrial, technology and food and beverage, and in assisting clients to navigate through regulatory requirements of US Customs & Border Protection (CBP), as well as a host of other government agencies. She has extensive experience advising clients on free trade agreements, country of origin determinations as well as customs valuation matters, including developing support for valuation methodologies and first sale for export. Sara has worked on numerous internal audits and has assisted clients with various filings with CBP, including protests and prior disclosures.


Sara founded the Trade Impact Foundation, a nonprofit organization seeking to facilitate international trade with a positive human rights footprint, and serves on the Board of the Organization for Women in International Trade (OWIT) NYC Chapter.

Sara received a certification from MIT Professional Education in Sustainability: Strategies and Opportunities for industry (February 2023) and is an experienced speaker and writer on international trade, sustainability and human rights subjects and has spoken at events sponsored by Thompson Reuters, Ernst & Young LLP, OWIT NYC and the NY Fair Trade Coalition. 

Sara has been published in Law360, A Cue for Importers to Review Common Duty-Saving Methods, and has co-authored numerous articles for Ernst & Young LLP’s TradeWatch quarterly newsletter, which reaches thousands of international trade practitioners, including Customs valuation impact of the OECD/G20 BEPS project (Winter 2020); WTO Rules in Favor of Russia in Russia-Ukraine Transit Dispute: Potential Impact on Section 232 disputes (Summer 2019); and Overview of Recent United States Trade Representative (USTR) Section 301 Report (Summer 2019).

Sara received her B.S. in accounting, summa cum laude, from Yeshiva University, her J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law and is admitted to the New York State bar.

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