Practice and Education
Sarah Wirskye has been defending clients in white collar criminal and civil fraud disputes with the government for over twenty years. She has represented clients in federal and state investigations, trials, and court and has conducted internal investigations. She has experience representing clients in many types of financial fraud cases including the Health Care Fraud, Customs Fraud, Tax Fraud, False Claims Act (FCA) Qui Tam, Bribery and Kickbacks, Bank Fraud, and other areas. She has been consistently recognized by her peers as a Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer in Dallas in White Collar Criminal Defense.
Sarah received her law degree from Southern Methodist University, with honors. Her business background, as a former practicing CPA with a Big 6 accounting firm and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, makes her uniquely suited to defend clients in financial fraud matters.
Acquittals for criminal defendants in jury and bench trials, including federal conspiracy, anti-kickback statute, travel act, money laundering, mail fraud, wire fraud, and false claims against the government charges.
Non-prosecution of target hospice owner in a federal, civil False Claims Act and criminal investigation that began with a raid by the FBI and HHS OIG.
Non-prosecution of a target doctor in an investigation involving kickback and obstruction allegations involving payments from a laboratory.
Non-prosecution of a target CPA in a tax fraud investigation involving the preparation of multiple client tax returns.
Non-prosecution of a target business owner in a customs fraud investigation alleging transshipment of millions of dollars of goods from China.
Non-prosecution of four high-level company executives in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation involving the export of aircraft to Africa and the middle east.
Non-prosecution of target home health company and its owner in a criminal investigation by the Texas Attorney General and Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Non-prosecution of target business owner in a high profile public corruption case.
Deferred adjudication for doctor in a FDA investigation alleging use of non-FDA approved Botox.
Deferred adjudication for business owner involving allegations of several hundred thousand dollars of structuring and a tax fraud investigation.
Probation sentence for CPA in a tax fraud case where the Government and United States Sentencing Guidelines supported an incarceration sentence.
Professional Associations & Community Leadership
American Bar Association, National Co-Chair - North Texas/Oklahoma Region, Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee and Former Co-Chair, Tax Fraud Committee of the Criminal Justice Section
Women in White Collar Criminal Defense Association, Dallas Chapter Leader
Dallas Bar Association
Texas Certified Public Accountant
National Charity League, Silver Star Chapter, Member & Former Vice President of Philanthropy
Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney, Northern District of Texas
Member Young Men Service League, University Park Chapter