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


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Sarah Bartle


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). 

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.

Representative Matters

  • 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.



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