Sarah Aberg is special counsel in the White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Group in the firm's New York office.

Areas of Practice

Sarah's practice encompasses litigation, internal investigations and white collar defense, with a focus on financial services and securities.  She has deep expertise in the areas of Bank Secrecy Act and anti-financial crimes compliance, and regularly represents financial institutions, financial services companies, and fintechs in designing and deploying payment technologies, including those related to money transmission, virtual currencies, electronic payments, and stored value.  Sarah’s investigative experience covers a wide variety of criminal issues, including corporate and insider fraud, immigration fraud, mortgage fraud, insider trading, market manipulation, money laundering, terrorist financing, cybercrimes, and data privacy violations.  Sarah’s regulatory practice encompasses market regulation, foreign registration and disclosure requirements, supervisory procedures, and sales practices.  Sarah’s clients include corporations, financial services companies, and associated individuals in connection with investigations and regulatory matters before multiple state and prudential regulators and law enforcement, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the New York State Department of Financial Services, and the New York Attorney General’s Office.



Representative Experience 

  • Global bank in connection with ongoing FINRA, SEC, and state securities investigations.
  • Foreign bank organization responding to New York Department of Financial Services in connection with BSA/AML, OFAC, and cybersecurity compliance.
  • Broker-dealer responding to FINRA in connection with Market Access rule compliance.
  • Mid-cap companies investigating insider trading allegations in connection with public offerings.
  • Senior mortgage finance professionals in RMBS-related investigations and litigations led by DOJ, SEC and FINRA.
  • Financial advisors in connection with FOREX investigation.
  • Criminal jury trial defending steel contractor charged with contracting fraud by U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
  • Criminal jury trial defending federal savings bank charged with mortgage and securities fraud by the Manhattan District Attorney.
  • International retailer in civil asset forfeiture brought by United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.



Ones to Watch - White Collar Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers, 2021, 2022

New York Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, White Collar Criminal Defense, 2017-2020



Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law Blog Posts

Consumer Finance and Fintech Blog Posts

Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts

Eye on Privacy Blog Posts

Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Blog Posts

New York Commercial Division Round Up Blog Posts

Organizational Integrity Group Blog Posts

Media Mentions

Digital Media


J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2009, Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law

B.A., University of Chicago, 2003


  • Intern to the Honorable Lois Bloom, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York


  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


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