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Sarah Mortazavi

Senior Associate

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Sarah Mortazavi focuses her practice on complex litigation matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Mortazavi served as a law clerk for the Honorable James E. Baker of the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the Honorable Beryl A. Howell of the US District Court for the District of Columbia. She previously worked as a litigation associate at a law firm in Washington DC, specializing in multi-district litigation. From 2012 through 2015, Ms. Mortazavi was a National Security Crisis Law fellow with the Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law. As a fellow, Ms. Mortazavi assisted in developing and organizing an experiential learning program for law students across the country focused on national and homeland security crises. 

During law school, Ms. Mortazavi was director of the moot court program and a law clerk in the homicide division at the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. 

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June 13, 2017

Supreme Court Substantially Reduces Government's Ability to Seek Criminal Forfeitures

On June 5, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Honeycutt v. United States (No. 16-142), holding that a criminal defendant can be held liable to forfeit only crime proceeds the defendant personally obtained, and cannot be made jointly and severally liable for proceeds acquired by a co-conspirator. This WilmerHale Client Alert was republished on NYU Law's Compliance & Enforcement blog.

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Education

JD, cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2013, Executive Notes Editor, Georgetown Law Journal

BA, cum laude, Harvard University, 2009

Bar Admissions

New York

Clerkships

The Hon. James E. Baker, US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2014 - 2015

The Hon. Beryl A. Howell, US District Court for the District of Columbia, 2014 - 2014

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