Sarah Dowd is a Senior Associate in the Litigation Department. Her practice focuses on defending clients in criminal and civil matters initiated by enforcement agencies and congressional committees. Ms. Dowd has represented corporations and individuals, including executives and government officials, both inside and outside the courtroom. 

Ms. Dowd has served as the lead associate representing clients with matters before congressional committees, including the House Committee on Ethics, the House Committee on Financial Services, and the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. She has also advised elected officials, candidates, political action committees (PACs), labor organizations, companies, and trade associations on federal, state, and local laws governing their participation in the political process, including campaign finance, ethics, election, and lobbying regulations. 

Ms. Dowd also has an active appellate pro bono practice focusing on complex constitutional and procedural issues. 

  • Judicial Intern, The Honorable Robert P. Patterson, Jr., Southern District of New York, 2013
  • Judicial Intern, The Honorable Patrick N. Crooks, Wisconsin Supreme Court, 2013
  • Legal 500: Antitrust: Cartel, Rising Star, 2019
  • Weinfeld Prize for Scholarship in Procedure and Courts, New York University School of Law, 2015
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

This spring, we report on several noteworthy developments in white collar government investigations impacting executives. Highlights include:

White Collar Alert

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to focus on cross-border white collar investigations and charge individuals located abroad.

White Collar Alert

Since our last publication, there has been significant activity in some of the most noteworthy government investigations impacting corporate executives. Key developments include:

White Collar Alert