Sarah E. Walters - McDermott Will & Emery


Sarah Walters is a former federal prosecutor and 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 programs.

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Government and Internal Investigations

  • Defends a broad spectrum of organizations, including accounting firms, publicly traded companies, and healthcare providers and systems 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, which terminated its investigation without bringing any claims

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2019 to 2023, Criminal Defense: White-Collar and Litigation – Securities
  • Chambers USA, 2021 and 2022, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Legal 500 US, 2019


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


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