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 both criminal and civil trial work, Sarah has substantial experience conducting internal investigations and representing clients in securities, healthcare and other government enforcement matters. She also assists companies in developing compliance policies and training programs.

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Government and Internal Investigations

  • Defends a broad spectrum of organizations, including healthcare providers and systems, accounting firms, and publicly traded companies, in connection with civil and criminal government investigations and related litigation
  • Represented Audit Committee of major publicly traded company in investigation concerning alleged accounting fraud and handled related inquiries by the Securities & Exchange Commission
  • Represents major health care systems in False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and controlled substance diversion investigations

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  • The Legal 500 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2019 and 2020, Criminal Defense: White-Collar


Boston College Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 1997
University of Pennsylvania, BA, cum laude, 1994


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Sarah E. Walters

Insights & Events / Media

On the Subject / March 5, 2020

Osaka and Tokyo, Japan / McDermott Event / January 21 and 22, 2020

Boston, MA / Speaking Engagements / January 15, 2020

Boston, MA / Speaking Engagements / October 17, 2019

On the Subject / August 20, 2019

International Legal Highlights / July 2019

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / January 16, 2019

Virginia Lawyers Weekly / August 21, 2018

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly / May 17, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / May 2, 2018

Compliance Week / January 17, 2018

Today’s General Counsel / Fall 2017