Sarah Bartle, Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2834
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Sarah Bartle is an associate in the White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement and Government Contracts groups in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office. Sarah’s practice focuses representing individual clients and a wide variety of corporate clients in all phases of high-profile criminal matters and regulatory enforcement actions, including inspector general (IG) and Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, and litigation related to alleged fraud and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and False Claims Act (FCA). Additionally, she represents government contractors in counseling and litigation matters, including bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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 multi-national 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.

Pro Bono

Sarah also has 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 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Sarah also interned for the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS).


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland

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