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Sarah E. Aberg

New York
F: +1.212.655.1727


  • 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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Sarah Aberg is an associate 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. She frequently represents financial services companies and associated individuals who are the focus of law enforcement and regulatory investigations. Sarah also represents public and private corporations in connection with investigations and inquiries by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and the New York Attorney General’s and District Attorney’s Offices.


  • New York Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, White Collar Criminal Defense, 2017-2019


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.

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Eye on Privacy Blog Posts

Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts

Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Blog Posts

New York Commercial Division Round Up Blog Posts

Media Mentions