Accomplished federal prosecutor bolsters global law practice’s New
York white-collar capabilities
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that Sarah
Paul has joined the Litigation Practice Group as a partner in the
New York office. Ms. Paul was most recently an Assistant United States
Attorney for the Southern District of New York in the Criminal Division.
“Sarah’s white collar and criminal tax law acumen will further bridge
our Litigation and Tax groups and provide additional opportunities for
cross-practice collaboration,” said Mark D. Wasserman, Co-CEO of
Eversheds Sutherland. “She will bring tremendous value to our clients,
particularly given her experience and reputation in the market.”
In her previous position, which she held for nearly a decade, Ms. Paul
investigated and prosecuted sophisticated financial crimes, including
wire fraud, bank fraud, cybercrime, international money laundering,
securities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, healthcare
fraud and Bank Secrecy Act violations. She also litigated substantial
asset forfeiture matters and, as the Criminal Division’s Tax Coordinator
since August 2016, supervised over 100 prosecutors with respect to
criminal tax matters, including hundreds of investigations and dozens of
publicly charged cases.
Ms. Paul also has led many significant cross-border investigations,
including an investigation resulting in the first US indictment in
connection with the Panama Papers, and an investigation resulting in a
$547 million resolution with a Swiss bank and guilty pleas from two
Swiss bankers. She was also lead prosecutor in an investigation that
resulted in landmark guilty pleas of Cayman Islands investment brokerage
and trust companies.
“Sarah’s prosecutorial accomplishments combined with her cross-border
experience and criminal tax prominence will greatly benefit our US and
international clients as they navigate investigations and
cross-jurisdictional tax and compliance requirements,” said Ronald W.
Zdrojeski, Partner and Co-Head of Eversheds Sutherland’s Global
Litigation Group. “She is highly respected by judges, defense lawyers,
and her former colleagues at the Department of Justice, having earned
her reputation through outstanding courtroom work as well as tireless
A Distinguished Track Record
A seasoned prosecutor, Ms. Paul, conducted 14 jury trials and achieved
prominence in the area of criminal tax. For the last two and a half
years, she supervised all criminal tax matters in the US Attorney’s
Office for the Southern District, working closely with the Internal
Revenue Service and the Tax Division of the Department of Justice. She
also briefed and argued multiple Second Circuit appeals.
“Effectively managing cooperation and coordination among law enforcement
agencies worldwide in the pursuit of favorable outcomes is vitally
important in today’s global environment,” said Ms. Paul. “The global
nature of Eversheds Sutherland’s practice combined with its stellar
reputation in the areas of white-collar defense, tax controversy and
government investigations presents me with an ideal opportunity to drive
the next phase of my career. The camaraderie at Eversheds Sutherland,
combined with its commitment to client success only adds to that appeal.”
With more than 100 litigators, Eversheds Sutherland’s Litigation Group
has tried and argued cases in the US Supreme Court, all 13 circuits of
the US Court of Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims, the Tax Court and
hundreds of federal district and state trial and appellate courts.
Eversheds Sutherland’s litigation team represents regional, national and
international clients from a broad range of industries, including
energy, financial services, securities, insurance, construction,
manufacturing, automotive, distribution, education, professional
services, data privacy, electronics, technology and defense.
About Eversheds Sutherland
As a global top 15 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal
services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized
businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 73 of the Fortune
100, 66 of the FTSE 100, and 119 of the Fortune 200.
With more than 2,800 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 67
offices in 34 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East
and the United States. In addition, a network of more than 200 related
law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific
and Africa, provide support around the globe.
Eversheds Sutherland provides the full range of legal services,
including corporate and M&A dispute resolution and litigation; energy
and infrastructure; finance; human capital and labor law; intellectual
property; real estate and construction; and tax.
Eversheds Sutherland comprises two separate legal entities: Eversheds
Sutherland (International) LLP (headquartered in the UK) and Eversheds
Sutherland (US) LLP (headquartered in the US), and their respective
controlled, managed, affiliated and member firms. The use of the name
Eversheds Sutherland is for description purposes only and does not imply
that the member firms or their controlled, managed or affiliated
entities are in a partnership or are part of a global LLP. For more
information, visit eversheds-sutherland.com.
Alexandra Wilson, Director of Communications & Public Relations