Sagar K. Ravi - White-Collar Crime & Cybercrime Defense Lawyer - McDermott Will & Emery


Sagar Ravi brings nearly a decade of experience as a federal prosecutor and trial lawyer to advise clients facing a wide range of white-collar and regulatory enforcement matters, with a particular focus on cybersecurity, digital assets and artificial intelligence (AI). Leveraging his extensive engagement with US Department of Justice (DOJ) components and civil regulators, Sagar helps companies and individuals navigate complex, high-stakes investigations involving multiple government agencies and stakeholders and any ensuing litigation.

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  • Supervised, in partnership with the DOJ Fraud Section, the charging of FTX founder Samuel Bankman-Fried for an FCPA violation involving a $40 million bribe to induce Chinese government officials to unfreeze $1 billion of restrained cryptocurrency*
  • Obtained groundbreaking racketeering trial conviction of Scott Tucker, the leader of a $3.5 billion illegal payday lending enterprise, and his general counsel, for crimes that victimized 4.5 million Americans*
  • Supervised the prosecution of executives of a student loan company for allegedly falsely inflating the number of its customers in order to fraudulently induce a multimillion-dollar acquisition by a leading financial institution*

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  • Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, 2022
  • National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation, 2020
  • Federal Law Enforcement Foundation Prosecutor of the Year Award, 2020


  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association – District of Columbia, member
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, member
  • South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC, member


Columbia Law School, JD, 2009
Washington University in St. Louis, BA, summa cum laude, 2006

District of Columbia
New York

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