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. Sarah represents companies and individuals in criminal and civil investigations involving all types of alleged financial fraud, including honest services or commercial fraud, accounting and disclosure issues and public corruption. She conducts independent investigations on behalf of Audit and other Board committees and has handled criminal and civil healthcare matters for hospital systems, medical device manufacturers and electronic health record providers, including in connection with alleged violations of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and matters arising under the Stark law. Sarah has particular expertise in advising companies on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She also works with companies to design, implement and audit compliance programs consistent with the U.S. Department of Justice’s, and other relevant, guidance. Before joining McDermott, Sarah served 10 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Boston US Attorney’s office, holding the position of Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit during the last four years of her tenure. Sarah’s work as a prosecutor included leading and supervising successful investigations and numerous jury trials covering a broad spectrum of financial crimes, including violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, insider trading, market manipulation, investment advisor fraud, Ponzi schemes and tax evasion. Sarah also served as a liaison to President Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force and was responsible for the Office’s prosecution of cases arising out of misuse of Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds. Sarah also maintains an active pro bono practice and is a member of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel for the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, representing indigent defendants in criminal matters.