David Sarratt is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. He is a seasoned trial lawyer whose practice focuses on government enforcement actions, internal investigations and complex civil litigation for financial institutions and other clients. Mr. Sarratt has particular experience in matters relating to compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as with novel enforcement issues arising from new technologies.
Mr. Sarratt has handled significant matters relating to sports, fantasy sports and gaming. In addition, he advises a number of financial institutions on compliance issues arising from the legalization of cannabis in Canada.
Mr. Sarratt has been recognized as a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal (2017), a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation (2021), and a Next Generation Lawyer by The Legal 500 US (2018) for Cyber Law.
He is a regular speaker on white collar topics and chairs an annual PLI Conference focused on Ethics for Government Lawyers.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sarratt served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York from 2010 to 2014. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Sarratt supervised and participated in a wide variety of investigations and prosecutions involving international terrorism, cyber crime, financial and health care fraud, racketeering and other crimes. He successfully tried numerous cases to verdict and briefed and argued appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mr. Sarratt served as a law clerk for the Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, from 2004 to 2005, and for the Hon. John Gleeson, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, from 2005 to 2006.
Mr. Sarratt received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004, where he graduated Order of the Coif and was an articles editor of the Virginia Law Review. He earned a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Virginia in 2000.
Mr. Sarratt is admitted to practice in California, New York and Washington, D.C.