David Sarratt

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 

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New York 10022 NY US

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 (2019), 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.


  • Major fantasy sports provider in multiple issues relating to the legality of daily fantasy sports and allegations of false advertising.
  • Foreign financial institutions in enforcement actions and settlements with the NYDFS relating to AML/BSA compliance.
  • Multiple financial institutions in advising on issues relating to legalization of cannabis in particular jurisdictions.
  • Two leading international firms relating to whistleblower complaints alleging corruption in public procurement processes in Mexico.
  • A leading national bank in an investigation by the DOJ, state authorities and various banking regulators relating to AML compliance.
  • The Ohio State University in an investigation into alleged mishandling of reports of domestic violence by the head football coach.
  • A global service business in a review of hiring practices in India and Asia.
  • Major technology firm in Department of Justice and Congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
  • A global financial institution in government investigations into Russian money laundering activity.
  • A global technology company and its former General Counsel in litigation involving encrypted data on a mobile device and related Congressional testimony.
  • A foreign bank in responding to the DOJ investigation of Mossack Fonseca and the “Panama Papers”.
  • Winged Foot Golf Club, along with certain present and former members of the Board of Directors of the Winged Foot Holding Corporation, in shareholder derivative and securities class action lawsuits pending in the Southern District of New York.


  • University of Virginia School of Law, 2004, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, 2000, B.A.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • District of Columbia


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