Overview

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 conducted multiple criminal trials and numerous internal investigations into a wide variety of allegations, including mail and wire 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 represents corporations, financial services companies, and associated individuals in connection with investigations and regulatory matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FINRA, the New York Stock Exchange, the New York State Department of Financial Services, and the New York Attorney General’s Office.

Experience

Experience

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.

Honors

Honors

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

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

Insights

Articles

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law 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

Media Mentions

Digital Media

Education

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

B.A., University of Chicago, 2003

Clerkships

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

Admissions

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

Languages

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