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Eversheds Sutherland Adds Sarah Paul, Former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York

May 28, 2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 28, 2019--

Eversheds Sutherland  is pleased to announce that  Sarah Paul has joined the Litigation Practice Group as a partner in the New York office. Ms. Paul was most recently an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York in the Criminal Division.

“Sarah’s white collar and criminal tax law acumen will further bridge our Litigation and Tax groups and provide additional opportunities for cross-practice collaboration,” said Mark D. Wasserman, Co-CEO of Eversheds Sutherland. “She will bring tremendous value to our clients, particularly given her experience and reputation in the market.”

In her previous position, which she held for nearly a decade, Ms. Paul investigated and prosecuted sophisticated financial crimes, including wire fraud, bank fraud, cybercrime, international money laundering, securities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, healthcare fraud and Bank Secrecy Act violations. She also litigated substantial asset forfeiture matters and, as the Criminal Division’s Tax Coordinator since August 2016, supervised over 100 prosecutors with respect to criminal tax matters, including hundreds of investigations and dozens of publicly charged cases.

Ms. Paul also has led many significant cross-border investigations, including an investigation resulting in the first US indictment in connection with the Panama Papers, and an investigation resulting in a $547 million resolution with a Swiss bank and guilty pleas from two Swiss bankers. She was also lead prosecutor in an investigation that resulted in landmark guilty pleas of Cayman Islands investment brokerage and trust companies.

“Sarah’s prosecutorial accomplishments combined with her cross-border experience and criminal tax prominence will greatly benefit our US and international clients as they navigate investigations and cross-jurisdictional tax and compliance requirements,” said Ronald W. Zdrojeski, Partner and Co-Head of Eversheds Sutherland’s Global Litigation Group. “She is highly respected by judges, defense lawyers, and her former colleagues at the Department of Justice, having earned her reputation through outstanding courtroom work as well as tireless preparation.”

A Distinguished Track Record

A seasoned prosecutor, Ms. Paul, conducted 14 jury trials and achieved prominence in the area of criminal tax. For the last two and a half years, she supervised all criminal tax matters in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District, working closely with the Internal Revenue Service and the Tax Division of the Department of Justice. She also briefed and argued multiple Second Circuit appeals.

“Effectively managing cooperation and coordination among law enforcement agencies worldwide in the pursuit of favorable outcomes is vitally important in today’s global environment,” said Ms. Paul. “The global nature of Eversheds Sutherland’s practice combined with its stellar reputation in the areas of white-collar defense, tax controversy and government investigations presents me with an ideal opportunity to drive the next phase of my career. The camaraderie at Eversheds Sutherland, combined with its commitment to client success only adds to that appeal.”

With more than 100 litigators, Eversheds Sutherland’s Litigation Group has tried and argued cases in the US Supreme Court, all 13 circuits of the US Court of Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims, the Tax Court and hundreds of federal district and state trial and appellate courts. Eversheds Sutherland’s litigation team represents regional, national and international clients from a broad range of industries, including energy, financial services, securities, insurance, construction, manufacturing, automotive, distribution, education, professional services, data privacy, electronics, technology and defense.

About Eversheds Sutherland

As a global top 15 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 73 of the Fortune 100, 66 of the FTSE 100, and 119 of the Fortune 200.

With more than 2,800 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 67 offices in 34 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, a network of more than 200 related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support around the globe.

Eversheds Sutherland provides the full range of legal services, including corporate and M&A dispute resolution and litigation; energy and infrastructure; finance; human capital and labor law; intellectual property; real estate and construction; and tax.

Eversheds Sutherland comprises two separate legal entities: Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (headquartered in the UK) and Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (headquartered in the US), and their respective controlled, managed, affiliated and member firms. The use of the name Eversheds Sutherland is for description purposes only and does not imply that the member firms or their controlled, managed or affiliated entities are in a partnership or are part of a global LLP. For more information, visit eversheds-sutherland.com.

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