Sally Laing

Senior International Trade Counsel
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance


Sally Laing currently serves as Senior International Trade Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, serving as an advisor to Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and to Democratic Senators on the Committee.  In this position Sally and her counterparts work to provide oversight of the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Department of Commerce on trade issues.  She also advises on a variety of trade matters, including negotiations and implementation of U.S. free trade agreements, operation of U.S trade and customs laws, World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations, and similar matters.  Before working for Ranking Member Wyden, Sally served as an Assistant General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office.  In this capacity Sally was responsible for the development and litigation of several U.S. disputes against China at the WTO.  Sally also participated in the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement negotiations, providing legal support on the sanitary and phytosanitary, agriculture, and other chapters.   Before working for the U.S. government, Sally was in private practice specializing in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, trade policy, and customs matters.  Sally holds bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Virginia.