Sarah F. Weiss is a partner in the Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice. She focuses her practice on internal and government-initiated investigations and corporate compliance counseling.
Ms. Weiss has extensive experience in government investigations and compliance counseling in a variety of areas, including anti-money laundering, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the Clean Water Act. Ms. Weiss’s experience spans a broad spectrum of industries, including the automotive, banking, healthcare, gaming, environmental services, construction, and insurance industries. Ms. Weiss regularly offers compliance counseling to companies engaged in remediation or as part of a monitorship, both in the United States and abroad. Ms. Weiss has also represented clients in complex civil litigation and arbitrations involving claims of trade manipulation, breach of contract, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Ms. Weiss focuses her pro bono practice on indigent criminal defense. She has led trial teams for two homicide cases during her time at the Firm, and was a recipient of the 2018 Albert E. Jenner Pro Bono Award. From 2013 to 2014, Ms. Weiss served as a law clerk to the Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.