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Sarah Tremont
Sarah Tremont
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5538 stremont@cov.com Download V-card

Sarah Tremont represents clients in complex litigations and investigations, with particular expertise in defending government contractors against allegations of fraud and False Claims Act violations. She has experience representing clients at all stages of internal and government investigations, including conducting witness interviews, managing government subpoena and CID responses, defending witnesses in government interviews and CID testimony, and advocating before government enforcement officials. She has also represented clients in a variety of litigation matters during motions practice, discovery, trial, and appeals.

  • Representing defense contractor in investigation by U.S. Attorney's Office in response to False Claims Act whistleblower complaint concerning compliance with Small Business Administration regulations.
  • Representing defense contractor in investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General concerning contract bidding and billing practices.
  • Representing defense contractor in investigation by U.S. Attorney's Office in the wake of a supplier's criminal conviction.
  • Representing energy company in False Claims Act investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice concerning government grant program.
  • Representing international services provider in False Claims Act investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice concerning immigration visa applications.
  • Obtained dismissal of whistleblower claim under the False Claims Act against health care provider.
  • Representing contractor in whistleblower suit under the False Claims Act concerning employee time charges under contract with the U.S. State Department.
  • Conducting internal investigation on behalf of defense contractor concerning compliance with government contracting and auditing requirements.

Pro Bono

  • Prevailed in evidentiary hearing on Alabama death row inmate's claims that his conviction and death sentence were invalid due to juror misconduct and ineffective assistance of counsel, with result that inmate was granted a new trial.
  • Representing Alabama death row inmate appealing the dismissal of his post-conviction petition challenging his conviction and death sentence, achieving a grant of certiorari by the Alabama Supreme Court.
  • Representing putative class of African American and impoverished Detroit homeowners challenging property tax assessment and foreclosure practices under the Fair Housing Act and constitutional due process standards.