Former DOJ White Collar Prosecutor Sarah M. Hall Joins Thompson Hine in Washington, D.C.

Date: September 07, 2017

Publication: Thompson Hine LLP

Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce that Sarah M. Hall has joined the firm’s White Collar Criminal Practice, Internal Investigations & Government Enforcement group in Washington, D.C. as senior counsel.

Hall brings to the firm seven years of experience with the U.S. Department of Justice, where she was a federal white collar prosecutor in the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section. As a federal prosecutor, Hall prosecuted complex financial crimes on Wall Street as part of the Fraud Section’s Securities and Financial Fraud Unit. She also has significant experience prosecuting criminal health care fraud, money laundering and kickback offenses, and was a member of the nationwide Medicare Fraud Strike Force. With experience in every phase of federal criminal cases, including investigations and jury trials, Hall has obtained convictions nationwide.

Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Hall spent more than eight years at international law firms in Washington, D.C., where her practice focused on representing corporate and individual clients in federal white collar criminal matters, internal investigations and complex financial fraud-related civil litigation. In addition, prior to her career as a lawyer, Hall worked as a congressional staffer in the offices of U.S. Senator Bob Graham of Florida and U.S. Representative Jim Moran of Virginia.

Hall is a welcome addition to the firm’s white collar crime practice group. She will represent businesses and individuals in government investigations of alleged violations of the securities, anti-fraud, health care and procurement laws. Her practice will encompass the representation of financial institutions, public companies and individuals before the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Reserve, CME Group and other government and self regulatory entities.

“I was impressed by the strength of Thompson Hine’s white collar practice as well as the firm’s collaborative nature and focus on innovation and maximizing value for clients,” said Hall of her move to Thompson Hine. “I am excited to be part of a growing office and to join the firm’s team of talented litigators.”

Hall is the most recent lawyer to join the Washington office. Last month, energy lawyer Marvin Griff joined the firm from Husch Blackwell, and earlier this year, the office welcomed a Government Contracts practice from Cooley LLP led by Tom Mason and including Francis E. “Chip” Purcell, Jr. and Ray McCann. Also this year, Mark Lunn joined the firm’s International Trade practice group from Dentons LLP.

“Sarah’s significant first-chair trial experience in high-profile cases further bolsters our already extensive expertise in white collar criminal matters,” said David A. Wilson, partner-in-charge of the Washington, D.C. office. “She will be a tremendous asset for our clients, and we are delighted to welcome her to the firm.”