Sarah Krissoff has joined Day Pitney as a partner in the firm's Government Enforcement and White Collar Criminal Defense practice. Previously, she served with distinction for over a decade as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. She is based in the firm's New York office.
"Sarah's track record as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District is exemplary and her extensive trial and related experience are a natural fit for our firm," said Managing Partner Thomas D. Goldberg. "She will add immediate value to our widely recognized Government Enforcement and White Collar Criminal Defense practice and will guide our clients through complex government and internal investigations."
Krissoff has significant experience leading high profile government investigations involving multiple law enforcement agencies across jurisdictional lines. As a federal prosecutor, she has tried 10 criminal cases to verdict, and briefed and argued numerous appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Krissoff has broad case experience with complex financial crimes, including in the areas of investment fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, and money laundering. She also led, among others, investigations combatting sex trafficking and crimes against children, racketeering, murder, Hobbs Act robbery, international narcotics trafficking, gun trafficking, arson, and bank robbery.
"Day Pitney has a notable reputation for guiding clients through complex criminal and regulatory challenges," said Krissoff. "I am eager to add to the team's deep bench of skilled trial attorneys, and to assist our clients as they navigate difficult cases and vigorously advocate for them when they go to trial."
During her government tenure, Krissoff was also detailed to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), where she was Acting Deputy Chief Counsel, the ATF's second-highest attorney at the time. As an AUSA in the Southern District, Krissoff also served on the Hiring Committee and the Pro Bono Program Committee.
Krissoff was a recipient of the 2017 Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service, the highest award given by the Department of Justice, and a 2012 Federal Prosecutor of the Year award from the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation. Most recently, she was nominated for the 2021 Women in Federal Law Enforcement Prosecutor of the Year.
Krissoff earned her B.A. from Brown University and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in New York.