Sarah Wastler is a partner in the Litigation Department in Washington. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including securities class actions and multi-district litigation. She also has significant experience conducting worldwide internal investigations and representing corporations and individuals in civil and criminal enforcement matters. In addition, Sarah advises clients on developing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-corruption compliance programs, conducting pre-merger and third-party due diligence, and counseling clients on training and compliance with the FCPA and other anti-bribery laws. Sarah’s clients have included financial institutions, multinational corporations, technology companies, accounting firms and auditors, and individuals. Sarah also maintains an active pro bono practice.
Sarah has advised on the following significant matters:
- General Electric Co. v. United States (Ct. Fed. Cl.): Represented GE in $1 billion dispute with government concerning pension and health care costs under government contracts.
- Represented international accounting firm and its partners in connection with securities law enforcement matters arising from SEC and PCAOB investigations.
- In re Insurance Brokerage Antitrust Litigation: Represented Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. in defense of federal multidistrict litigation arising out of government investigations of insurance industry.
- Represented a Guantanamo Bay detainee in a habeas corpus action.
- EEOC v. Bloomberg LP, 778 F. Supp. 2d 458 (S.D.N.Y. 2011): obtained summary judgment for client Bloomberg LP with respect to pattern-and-practice claim.
- Arista Records, LLC. et al. v. Lime Wire, LLC et al. (S.D.N.Y.): Represented defendant Lime Wire and its founder in damages phase of multibillion-dollar trial against the major record companies for inducing copyright infringement.