Sarah Zarrabi

Senior Associate

Zarrabi, Sarah

Sarah Zarrabi focuses her practice on a variety of litigation matters.

Ms. Zarrabi previously worked at WilmerHale as a summer associate. While attending the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, she worked as a housing clinic intern at the East Bay Community Law Center, where she counseled low-income clients on a wide range of housing issues. She also participated in Berkeley’s Juvenile Hall Outreach program, where she educated juvenile defenders about the criminal justice system.

Prior to pursuing her legal studies, Ms. Zarrabi worked for Jump Associates, a strategy and innovation consulting firm, and Environment California, a citizen-based environmental advocacy organization.

Publications & News


February 7, 2017

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2016 Developments and Predictions for 2017

The past year was consequential for FCPA enforcement in numerous respects, including blockbuster penalties, new policy initiatives, and the SEC's first DPA with an individual for FCPA violations.

December 7, 2016

Opinion: It's Time for a Bright-Line Test for the 'No Contact Rule'

In this piece published by The Recorder, Timothy Perry and Sarah Zarrabi highlight the necessity for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to create a bright-line test for prosecutors' use of the “no contact rule.” The Ninth Circuit's 2000 ruling in United States v. Talao has caused confusion on when and how prosecutors can avail themselves of the “authorized by law” exception.

February 2, 2016

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2015 Developments and Predictions for 2016

Among other significant developments, 2015 saw the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ” or the “Department”) document a policy priority of holding individuals accountable for corporate wrongdoing. This policy was laid out in the “Yates Memorandum”—announced by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates—and related changes the DOJ made to the U.S. Attorney’s Manual.

January 27, 2015

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2014 Developments and Predictions for 2015

The year 2014 witnessed several notable developments in the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2014 Developments and Predictions for 2015, WilmerHale attorneys discuss notable trends and developments in 2014, and look ahead to possible trends in 2015.


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JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2014, Symposium Editor, Berkeley Business Law Journal

BA, Communication Studies, summa cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010, Phi Beta Kappa

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