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Sarah S. Anand

Sarah S. Anand

Associate| Phoenix


Sarah Anand focuses her practice in Investigations, Government Enforcement and White Collar Protection as well as Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy, and Commercial Litigation. In her Investigations, Government Enforcement and White Collar Protection practice, Sarah regularly conducts internal investigations and represents companies and individuals in a wide variety of matters relating to federal and state criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement. In her cybersecurity practice, Sarah helps clients across a spectrum of industries manage cybersecurity risks, respond to cyber-attacks, and defend related regulatory enforcement actions and civil litigation.

  • Conducted internal investigation for charter school management company regarding misappropriation of public funds allegations
  • Conducting internal investigation and defending company in investigation by U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah regarding criminal worksite enforcement allegations
  • Represented public company in prosecution by U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York regarding indictment charging individuals with fraud and kickback scheme
  • Representing company in investigation by U.S. Attorney’s Office for Southern District of Illinois regarding Lacey Act allegations
  • Defended individual in parallel investigations by U.S. Attorney’s Office for Missouri and Securities and Exchange regarding fraud allegations
  • Defending charter school company board members in audit conducted by Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team
  • Counseled companies in multiple industries regarding best practices for implementing policies to respond to government subpoenas and requests for information
  • Represented numerous companies in challenges by taxing authorities related to a wide range of compliance issues 
  • Handled investigations arising from whistleblower complaints regarding security, compliance and cultural issues in a highly regulated industry sector 
  • Handled investigations and resulting litigation arising from allegations of systemic fraud and embezzlement at a publicly traded company 
  • Spearheaded broad-reaching investigation arising from whistleblower allegations regarding workplace misconduct by professionals in highly regulated industry sector resulting in restructure of business unit 
  • Handled investigation with the bet-the-business risks for a publicly traded industry leader relating to broad allegations of domestic and international financial and tax-related fraud
     
  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (J.D., 2015)
    • Senior Content Editor, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal
    • American Jurisprudence Award, International Trade Policy
    • USC Gould Merit Scholarship
    • USC Gould Fellowship Grant
  • University of Arizona (B.A., Political Science with honors and Economics, summa cum laude, 2012)
    • National Merit Scholar
    • Dean's List with Distinction
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Legal Fellow for the Appeals Chamber and Office of the President (2016)
  • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Intern for the Appeals Chamber (2015)
  • USC Gould International Human Rights Clinic, Student Attorney (2013-2014)
  • Public Counsel, Law Clerk (2013)
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional Intern to Gabrielle Giffords (2010)
  • Arizona
  • California