D.C. lawyer Sarah Carey Reilly, who helped to open trade between the US and Russia died on July 29 of pneumonia at George Washington University Hospital. Ms. Reilly was 71 years old.
During the 1980s, when the Soviet Union had begun to open up to the possibility of working with Western businesses under President Mikhail Gorbachev’s administration, Mrs. Carey Reilly was at the helm of negotiations to establish some of the first partnerships between Soviet and US companies. Some of those joint company ventures included PC World Magazine and engineering company, Honeywell.
Ms. Carey Reilly is survived by her husband of 31 years, her three daughters, her brother and sister and two grandchildren.