Sarah W. Walsh



Sarah Walsh has over 15 years of experience in government enforcement and complex litigation matters covering a wide range of issues within commercial litigation and employment law. Throughout her career, she has focused on white collar defense and government investigations. Her practice includes defense of individuals and organizations that are facing complex investigations and enforcement actions. 

She has represented individuals and organizations in investigations and enforcement actions undertaken by the US Department of Justice, Securities Exchange Commission, the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, local District Attorney's Offices, and various other state and federal agencies. Her enforcement and investigation work spans across a variety of industries and includes:

  • Healthcare compliance
  • Financial services fraud
  • Securities violations
  • Title IX matters
  • Employment related investigations 

With her experience and pragmatic approach, she is well situated to advise clients on a variety of compliance issues, including DEI and ESG, helping organizations navigate the complex regulatory framework so they can safeguard their corporate reputation and mitigate risk. 

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2023 edition)
  • Named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers (2020-2023)
  • Named a “Top Woman of Law,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2013)
  • Named a “Massachusetts Rising Star,” Super Lawyers (2009-2017)
  • Women’s Bar Foundation, Family Law Project
  • New England Shelter Legal Services, Volunteer
  • Boston Dance Alliance, Board Member (2011-2013)
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Suffolk University Law School, with honors distinction
  • Ithaca College, B.S. in Organizational Communications, cum laude
Professional Associations
  • Women in White Collar Defense Association – serves as Boston chapter social media and development committee member on behalf of national committee
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts – Member, Board of Directors; Participant in Women’s Leadership Initiative
  • Boston Bar Association – member of Public Interest Leadership Forum; serves on criminal law section steering committee
  • American Bar Association


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