Sarah Nilson is an associate in Weil’s Securities Litigation and Complex Commercial Litigation practices, with a focus on representing financial institutions and public companies in securities enforcement investigations, regulatory inquiries, white collar investigations, and securities litigation.
Ms. Nilson represents clients in investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Department of Justice, and other federal and state regulators. Ms. Nilson has recently been involved in representing clients in the auction rate securities matters, cases arising out of the financial crisis, FCPA investigations, and actions involving whistleblowers. Ms. Nilson also provides compliance-related advice to clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Office of Foreign Assets Controls regulations, and state and federal securities laws.
Ms. Nilson has also been involved in defending major US and foreign corporations in actions brought in federal and state courts throughout the United States at both the trial and appellate levels. These actions include a wide variety of subjects, including product liability, challenges to federal legislation, trademark and copyright, and securities litigation.
Ms. Nilson obtained her JD, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University School of Law in 2007, where she was a member of the Criminal Justice Clinic. Ms. Nilson is admitted to the bars of California and the District of Columbia.
California State; District of Columbia
UC Santa Barbara (B.A., 2000); Georgetown Univ Law Center (J.D., 2007)