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Sarah Bartle

Phone: +1 202.508.8711
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Sarah Bartle is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group and a member of the firm’s Investigations Practice. Sarah represents a wide variety of corporate clients and individuals in all phases of high-profile criminal matters and regulatory enforcement actions, including Department of Justice (DOJ) and Inspector General (IG) investigations and litigation related to alleged fraud and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the False Claims Act (FCA). 

The breadth of Sarah’s practice is represented in the following examples of her work:

  • Leading an investigation and response to an IG subpoena related to labor practices of a multinational government contractor.
  • Facilitating a government contractor’s self-reporting of a potential FCPA violation under the DOJ’s Pilot Program and coordinating the associated internal investigation.
  • Representing an individual in connection with a DOJ investigation into alleged Taft-Hartley Act violations against a former employer.
  • Representing an individual in connection with a DOJ investigation into criminal allegations against a former employer and other executives.
  • Representing an aviation-industry company in connection with a DOJ investigation into alleged violations of the FCA.
  • Counseling a government contractor regarding required disclosures under the Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Federal Acquisition Regulation provision.

Sarah maintains an active pro bono practice. She represented an individual accused of multiple felonies in Montgomery County, Maryland, and she has also represented parents involved in custody disputes and individuals seeking asylum in the U.S. because of persecution based on their gender or sexual orientation.

During law school, Sarah represented juveniles in delinquency proceedings in D.C. Superior Court with the Juvenile Justice Clinic. She also served on the American Criminal Law Review, where she was an editor for the Annual Survey of White Collar Crime section on the FCPA. Sarah also interned for the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS).

Sarah clerked for the Honorable Rosemary M. Collyer on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.


  • Tufts University, B.A. (2010) cum laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2015)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland

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"Cybersecurity Compliance Requirements May Surprise Higher Ed," University Business (January 19, 2022). Authors: Michael Shaheen, Sarah Bartle, and Gabrielle Trujillo.
"Treasury Agencies Issue Virtual Currency Sanctions Compliance Guidance and Ransomware Trends Statistics," International Trade Bulletin (November 15, 2021). Contacts: Caroline E. Brown, Carlton Greene, Paul M. Rosen, Sarah Bartle, Anand Sithian, Nicole Sayegh Succar
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"DOJ's 'Déjà Vu All Over Again' For Corporate Crime," Westlaw Today (November 10, 2021). Authors: Thomas A. Hanusik, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, Sarah Bartle, and Tiffany Wynn.
"DOJ’s “Déjà vu All Over Again” for Corporate Crime," White Collar Alert (November 1, 2021). Contacts: Thomas A. Hanusik, Daniel L. Zelenko, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, Sarah Bartle, Tiffany Wynn
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"Preparing For The ‘Surge’: Enhanced Corporate Enforcement," Westlaw Today (October 20, 2021). Authors: Thomas A. Hanusik, Evan Y. Chuck, Anand Sithian, Sarah Bartle.
"Preparing for the “Surge”: Enhanced Corporate Enforcement is Coming," White Collar Alert (October 12, 2021). Contacts: Thomas A. Hanusik, Evan Y. Chuck, Anand Sithian, Sarah Bartle
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Crowell & Moring Elects Nine New Partners and Promotes 18 to Counsel Positions (Jan.04.2021)
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"FinCEN's Action Against BTC-e: Another Effort to Bring Law and Order to the Virtual Currency Frontier," White Collar Alert (August 23, 2017). Contacts: Carlton Greene, Thomas A. Hanusik, Sarah Bartle
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"Convictions Overturned: Fifth Amendment Prohibits Use of Testimony Compelled by Foreign Governments," White Collar Alert (July 24, 2017). Contacts: Thomas A. Hanusik, Sarah Bartle
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"The Month in International Trade — May 2017," International Trade Bulletin (June 8, 2017). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, John B. Brew, Robert L. LaFrankie, Aaron Marx, Eduardo Mathison, Carlton Greene, David (Dj) Wolff, Thomas A. Hanusik, Sarah Bartle, Kelly T. Currie, Ian A. Laird, John Laird, Alan W. H. Gourley, Adelicia R. Cliffe, M. Yuan Zhou
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