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Sarah M. Hall, Esq.

Sarah M. Hall, an experienced former federal prosecutor, to represent them in government investigations and prosecutions of alleged violations of the health care, anti-fraud, procurement, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), sanctions, export control, securities, commodities, and criminal tax laws. From her many years as a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Sarah has extensive experience in every phase of a federal criminal case—from investigation to jury trials to appeals. 

Clients benefit from Sarah’s insight into how prosecutors and law enforcement agents think, investigate, and try cases. With her firsthand knowledge, Sarah vigorously advocates for her client’s interests—with the goal of persuading law enforcement agencies to decline to pursue criminal charges or other enforcement actions. Because Sarah’s goal is to resolve government investigations without charges or adverse publicity, many of her most important successes for her clients are not publicized. Sarah is also ready, willing, and able to take a federal criminal case to trial where appropriate. 

As a former health care fraud prosecutor, Sarah devotes a significant part of her practice to representing companies and individuals in criminal and civil health care enforcement matters, including False Claims Act and state Attorney General investigations. Her health care clients include long-term care facilities, pharmacies, medical practices, independent diagnostic testing facilities, medical consulting companies, doctors, other licensed medical practitioners, medical industry executives, and sales reps. 

Clients also look to Sarah to lead sensitive corporate internal investigations into allegations involving health care, financial fraud, FCPA violations, export control violations, narcotics in a corporate setting, #MeToo sexual harassment, and whistleblower retaliation. She is also frequently sought out by clients for her skills in civil litigation, including high-stakes and emergency matters, such as temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.

Sarah previously served for seven years as a white-collar crime prosecutor with the Fraud Section of DOJ’s Criminal Division. Sarah began her DOJ career as a prosecutor on the highly successful nationwide Medicare Fraud Strike Force, and she has significant experience prosecuting criminal health care fraud, money laundering, and kickback offenses. In the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit (now known as the Market Integrity and Major Frauds Unit), Sarah investigated and prosecuted some of the most complex financial crimes on Wall Street. Her primary focus was the investigation and prosecution of major global financial institutions, executives, and financial traders. 

As a prosecutor, Sarah obtained dozens of convictions, via trial and plea, in six different federal trial courts across the country. Her trial experience includes having served as first chair in federal criminal trials lasting from several weeks to as long as nearly two months in duration.

Before her government service as a DOJ prosecutor, Sarah worked for international law firms, where she defended individuals and corporations in high-profile federal white-collar criminal matters, parallel civil and regulatory investigations, and complex civil litigation. Her practice focused on securities/financial fraud, accounting improprieties, and corporate internal investigations. 

Prior to her career as a lawyer, Sarah worked on Capitol Hill for a U.S. senator and a U.S. representative. She focused on Finance and Appropriations Committee matters.

Programs by Sarah M. Hall, Esq..

In this webinar, Thompson Hine attorneys discuss the evolution of the statutory and case law background of criminal conspiracy law; advantages for the government in bringing criminal conspiracy charges; and ways the defense can fight back. Then, usin...

Program Number
30179
Program Date
2020-11-17
Category
Administrative Law & RegulationsArbitration & Alternative Dispute ResolutionComplex LitigationCriminal Law & ProcedureCriminal Law & White CollarCriminal Practice & ProcedureFederal CourtsIn-House CounselRegulatory and Administrative LawTrial Skills
State
CaliforniaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

Former federal prosecutor Sarah M. Hall will present on legal issues surrounding employer review of employee cell phones in internal investigations. She will cover the nuts and bolts of what forensics can yield from a phone and some tips on how and w...

Program Number
31308
Program Date
2021-12-10
Category
Communications and Media LawComputer, Internet & E-Commerce LawEmployment & Labor LawFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleLabor LawTechnology Law
State
CaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study