As the former Chief of the Economic Crimes and Securities Fraud section for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco, Doug Sprague is a trial lawyer focusing on Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense & Investigations.
Mr. Sprague has more than 14 years of experience as a federal prosecutor. As Chief of the Economic Crimes and Securities Fraud section for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, he supervised more than 10 prosecutors responsible for investigating and prosecuting a wide range of white collar crimes, including securities fraud, health care fraud, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He also previously served as Chief of the office’s White Collar Crime section and Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oakland.
In addition to his supervisory duties, Mr. Sprague maintained a full caseload of white collar prosecutions and investigations. He has served as lead counsel in more than 10 jury trials, including several multi-week complex white collar cases. Mr. Sprague also has briefed and argued several cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Sprague worked at law firms in Chicago and San Francisco, focusing on white collar criminal defense, commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation.