Sarah Walters

McDermott Will & Emery

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McDermott Will & Emery
Boston, MA
work: 617-535-4031

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​Sarah Walters is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement and compliance matters and complex civil litigation.  In addition to representing companies and individuals in government enforcement actions, Sarah has substantial experience in conducting internal investigations and assists companies in developing compliance policies and training programs. 

Before joining McDermott, Sarah served 10 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Boston U.S. Attorney's Office, holding the position of Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit for the last four years of her tenure.  Sarah's work as a prosecutor included leading and supervising successful investigations and numerous jury trials covering a broad spectrum of financial crimes, including violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, insider trading, market manipulation, investment advisor fraud, Ponzi schemes and tax evasion.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Corporate Crime
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Contracting, Bid Protests and the False Claims Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • Qui Tam; Whistleblower Defense
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime