Sara Kropf is an experienced trial lawyer who defends individuals and companies in their toughest times—when they are under criminal investigation. She has represented clients in health care fraud, conspiracy, foreign bribery, criminal antitrust, and public corruption matters.
In January 2013, after ten years at Baker Botts LLP, Sara decided that being a partner at a big firm was not the right path for her and founded her own firm in Washington, DC. Kropf Moseley PLLC is a woman-owned firm that focuses on white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation. Sara authors a blog on white-collar criminal defense issues called Grand Jury Target. It frequently includes humor that is (occasionally) amusing to other lawyers.
Sara is not afraid of the courtroom. She has won numerous jury trials, including an acquittal for a sales executive accused of criminal health care fraud, an acquittal for a nurse accused of felony rioting during a political protest, and a verdict in favor of a company accused of human rights abuses in South America. She has also successfully used post-trial motions to obtain the dismissal of trial convictions because of prosecutorial misconduct. But her biggest wins are far from the public eye. For example, she has helped numerous clients under grand jury scrutiny avoid criminal charges altogether and has negotiated favorable resolutions of Office of Inspector General investigations. Sara has also represented pro bono criminal defendants, including defending a client in a death penalty resentencing trial.
Sara is a frequent lecturer on white-collar defense issues and trial advocacy. She has been an instructor at the National Association of Criminal Defense Counsel’s White-Collar Defense College and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy Building Trial Skills Course. Sara graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center where she was the managing editor of the law review. Sara just couldn’t get enough of grad school, so she also earned a Ph.D. in political science from Georgetown along the way. Following graduation from law school, she clerked for the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.