Sarah Schiavone’s practice focuses on complex investigations, litigation, regulatory matters, and criminal defense. She advises global and domestic corporations on a range of issues, including anti-money laundering compliance, economic sanctions, and securities fraud.
Sarah has extensive experience conducting high-stakes internal investigations on behalf of companies, boards, and special committees. Her practice includes cross-border investigations, employee conduct reviews, and Title IX investigations. Sarah also works with clients to develop compliance and governance policies and controls.
Sarah represents clients under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank, and other federal and state agencies. She is adept at handling complex cases involving multiple government authorities and jurisdictions.
Sarah counsels clients on all phases of enforcement matters, including any post-resolution obligations and remediation. She has advised clients under deferred prosecution agreements and monitorships.
Honors & Recognitions
Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch" for Commercial Litigation (2021-2024)
The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2013, The University of Chicago Law Review, The Joseph Henry Beale Prize, The Sidley Austin Prize for Outstanding Brief in the Bigelow Moot Court Competition
Duke University, B.A., 2010, summa cum laude, Highest Distinction in History, Phi Beta Kappa
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Professional & Civic
Professional & Civic Activities
Greensboro Bar Association
Greensboro Women’s Professional Forum
Criminal Law Committee, New York City Bar Association (2018-2020)
I am a Greensboro native and recently returned to North Carolina with my husband. Prior to joining Brooks Pierce, I practiced at a preeminent global firm in New York City, where I had the opportunity to represent clients on high-profile, novel cases. I also had the privilege of serving with the Federal Defenders of New York and functioning as in-house legal counsel for a multinational bank.
Throughout my career, I have been active in pro bono work, mentoring, and outreach programs. I want to continue to make a meaningful impact as an attorney in Greensboro.
I joined Brooks Pierce because its adherence to the highest standards, culture of collaboration, and generalist approach align with my own values and dedication to professional excellence.