Sarah R. Fink
Counsel

[email protected] | P (202) 640-4412

Sarah Fink helps people during some of the most difficult times in their lives. Be it a government employee facing an investigation by Congress, a business owner facing criminal charges by a prosecutor, or a student facing discipline by a university, Sarah is dedicated to working tirelessly for her clients. She understands the importance of getting into the trenches with her clients and tenaciously fighting for them.

In addition to her government investigations, criminal defense, and campus disciplinary work, Sarah also fights to secure voting rights. Since immediately following the 2018 election, Sarah has been part of the litigation team representing Fair Fight Action in Georgia.

Outside of her work at KaiserDillon, Sarah is a co-chair of the Solo and Small Practice Forum of the Women’s Bar Association for the District of Columbia and a member of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association. Sarah has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2020 Washington D.C. Rising Star.

Prior to joining KaiserDillon, Sarah worked as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company where she counseled on data privacy and cybersecurity matters and represented the company in drafting complex customer and supplier agreements with multinational corporations.

Sarah is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center; she earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, magna cum laude, from the George Washington University.

Sarah is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and the State of New York. She holds a Top Secret / SCI security clearance.

Education
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude
  • B.A, International Affairs, George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, magna cum lude

Sarah R. Fink
Counsel

[email protected] | P (202) 640-4412

Scott Bernstein featured in Sports Business Daily. “Limitations on boosters could make NIL rules unfair” – By Scott Bernstein

Blog post by Jennifer Short: After the Money’s Gone, CARES Act Oversight Will Be There

Scott Bernstein featured in the Chicago Tribune. “Commentary: The NCAA’s expansion of sexual violence policy is unfair to athletes” – By Scott Bernstein

KaiserDillon Blog Post: “NCAA Finally Moves on Compensation- But Pitfalls for Student-Athletes Abound” – By Scott Bernstein

KaiserDillon Blog Post: “The Standard for Gagging Roger Stone (Or Any Other Criminal Defendant)” – By Scott Bernstein

Blog Post by Jennifer Short: Tracking the Top 5 False Claims Acts Issues in 2019

Blog Post by Jennifer Short: Top 5 False Claims Act Trends to Watch In 2019

KaiserDillon Blog Post: “Trump’s Lawsuit Against Cummings May Not Be Successful- Byt That might Not Be The Point” – By Scott Bernstein

Law 360 – “Handling Corporate Congressional Probes In The Trump Era” co-authored by Bill Pittard

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon in The Washington Post: The Education Department wants to make campus sexual misconduct hearings fairer. It should go further.

Scott Bernstein and Justin Dillon Opinion Piece in The Washington Post – “The Common App will no longer require disclosure of criminal history. But what it still asks is more troubling.”

Scott Bernstein Featured in The Washington Post. “The Common App Will no Longer Require Disclosure of Criminal History But What It Still Asks Is More Troubling” – By Scott Bernstein

Scott Bernstin gives expert anaylysis in Law360. “Coach Contract Clauses Are Concerning” – By Scott Bernstein

Law360 – “The Latest On Sexual Harassment Reform On The Hill” by Bill Pittard

Law 360 – “When Russia Investigations Collide” by Bill Pittard

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed: Minnesota’s Failed Football Boycott Was a Blow to Fairness in Campus Sexual Assault Hearings

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in Los Angeles Times: Absurdity Reigns in Campus Sexual Assault Trials.

Justin Dillon Publishes Op-Ed on Lawnews.com: Why We Are Suing the Government on Behalf of Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Matt Kaiser Guest Blogs on Washington Legal Foundation The Legal Pulse: Overcriminalization Timeline: Mens Rea, Public Welfare Offenses and Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish an Editorial in the Los Angeles Times: How to Punish Campus Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Editorial in The Washington Times: Being an Executive is not a Crime

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish Editorial in LA Times: Why It’s Unfair for Colleges to Use Outside Investigators in Rape Cases.

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in the National Law Journal: The DOJ’s Crackdown on White-Collar Crime Creates ‘Cruel Alternative’

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish Op-ed in The Weekly Standard: The Campus Sex Scene: How Congress Can Make It Worse

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-ed in The Washington Post: We’ve defended lots of campus sexual assault cases, so we know just how unfair they are

Matt Kaiser Publishes Editorial in Baltimore Sun: A Minimum of Reform

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in San Diego Union-Tribune: California Bill Won’t Solve Sexual Assault Problem on Campus

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in Boston Herald: College Courts Flunks Fairness Test

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Article for Time Magazine: Some Rules about Consent are “Unfair” to Male Students”

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish an Editorial in the Wall Street Journal: The White House Flunks a Test on Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish a Letter to the Editor in the New York Times: The Rights of the Accused

Jennifer Short authors “The False Claims Act,” and “Settling With The Government,” in The Corporate Compliance Answer Book 2010 by the Practicing Law Institute in June 2010.

Publication by Jennifer Short appears in the Holland & Knight Health Law and Life Science Alert, titled “Health Care Reform: While Debate Rages, Enforcement Proposals Take Shape.” This article was published August 2009.

In May 2009, Jennifer Short pens and publishes an article titled “President Obama Signs Landmark Anti-Fraud Bill Into Law,” in the Holland & Knight Government Contracts Alert.

Sarah R. Fink
Counsel

[email protected] | P (202) 640-4412

Sarah R. Fink
Counsel

[email protected] | P (202) 640-4412

Some of the matters that Ms. Fink has handled include:

  • Represented Department of Justice employee in a high-profile investigation by the Office of Inspector General and subsequent investigation by the House Judiciary Committee and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • Avoided prison sentence for an individual who pled guilty to decades-long fraud by securing a sentence of probation in federal court.
  • Represented current and former employees of an international company testifying in the grand jury in a federal tax fraud investigation.
  • Represented individuals in connections with a federal investigation into healthcare fraud.
  • Successfully represented an individual respondent in an international arbitration claim before the ICC and won a motion to dismiss the arbitration.
  • Successfully advocated on appeal for a student expelled for sexual misconduct to be permitted to return to school and graduate by uncovering and presenting exculpatory evidence that was not considered during the initial hearing.
  • Represented Ph.D. student with three separate sexual misconduct complaints that resulted in findings of no responsibility on all three complaints.
  • Represented an Assistant United States Attorney in an investigation by the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility investigation that resulted in a finding that the AUSA did not engage in misconduct.

 

 

 

Sarah R. Fink
Counsel

[email protected] | P (202) 640-4412