Attorneys  

Sarah Q. Wirskye

Ms. Wirskye’s practice concentrates on white collar crime such as healthcare, tax, securities, and mortgage fraud and FCPA matters. She has also defended individuals and entities in civil actions against the government, including forfeiture and qui tam suits and has conducted internal investigations. Ms. Wirskye is also a Certified Public Accountant. She is a frequent speaker and has written several articles in the areas of tax and healthcare fraud. 

She was admitted to practice in Texas in 1998.

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, cum laude, 1998
    • Member, Southern Methodist University Law Review
    • Hatton Sumners Scholar
  • M.B.A., University of Texas at Dallas, 1993
  • B.B. A., Southern Methodist University, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • National Co-Chair, Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee North Texas/Oklahoma Region
    • Former Co-Chair, Tax Fraud Substantive Committee of the Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Federal Bar Association Member Co-Chair, White Collar Crime Committee
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Bar Association (DBA)
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers-Criminal Defense: White Collar as listed in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine,Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Texas Rising Star, Texas Monthly and Law and Politics Magazine, 2005–2009
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2015–2016: Criminal Defense White Collar

Publications and Speaking Engagements 

  • The 31st Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, Miami Beach, FL – 3/8/17
  • TSCPA Advanced Health Care Conference, San Antonio – 7/18/16
  • Corporate Counsel Section, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas – 4/5/16
  • Texas Health Lawyers Association Roundtable, Health Care Fraud, Dallas – 3/29/16
  • ABA White Collar Regional Event, Yates Memorandum, Dallas – 2/26/16
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) 11th Annual White Collar Seminar, New York – 10/23/15
  • PKF North America's Fraud & Forensics Fly-In, Grapevine – 10/19/15
  • Corpus Christi Chapter/TSCPA, Corpus Christi – 9/11/15
  • American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Spring CLE, Breaking Developments in Criminal Practice, San Antonio – 5/15/15
  • Sales and Use Tax Audits: What to do When... sponsored by National Business Institute, Dallas – 10/30/14 
  • 16th Annual Meadows Collier Taxation Conference, Dallas – 10/28/14
  • "Ethical and Strategic Issues Unique to Tax Cases", originally published in The Champion magazine, (c) 2014, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Sept. 2014)
  • 16th Annual 2014 San Antonio CPA CE Symposium, San Antonio – 8/15/14
  • TSCPA Advanced Health Care Conference, San Antonio – 7/21/14
  • Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section, Dallas – 6/18/14
  • American Bar Association White Collar Crime 2014, Miami Beach, FL – March 5-7, 2014
  • ABA Section of Taxation and Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, Trust & Estate Division, San Francisco, CA – 9/21/13
  • "Cybercrime and HIPPA Based Enforcement Actions", originally published in North Texas Dentistry (August 2013)
  • Blog - "Why Your Medical Practice May Have Exposure to a Cybercrime", posted on Physician's Practice l a division of UBM Media, August 9, 2013, (www.physicianspractice.com/blog/)
  • "State Criminal Tax Prosecutions on the Rise", Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, August 2013
  • ACPEN Healthcare Industry Update, Dallas – 5/15/13
  • 20th Annual Advanced Medical Torts - Texas Bar CLE, San Antonio – 3/14/13
  • ABA 27th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, Las Vegas, NV – 3/7/13
  • 2013 American Bar Association Midyear Meeting - ABA Criminal Justice Section and co-sponsored with the Dallas Bar Association, Dallas, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – 2/8/13
  • "Are You Obstructing Justice Without Realizing It?", Originally published in North Texas Dentistry (January 2013)
  • 14th Annual Meadows Collier Taxation Conference, Dallas – 10/30/12
  • Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section, Dallas – 9/19/12
  • TSCPA Texas State Taxation Conference, Houston – 8/13/12
  • "Know the Rules: How Current Government Initiatives May Affect Your Practice", Originally published in North Texas Dentistry (January 2012)
  • Meadows Collier Taxation Conference, Dallas – 10/26/10
  • American Bar Association White Collar Crime Conference, Miami, FL - 2/25/10
  • "Mortgage Fraud in a Distressed Real Estate Market",  Headnotes, Dallas Bar Association (May 2009)
  • Dallas Bar Association Tax Section Luncheon, Criminal Tax - Recent Developments - 1/5/09
  • "Mortgage Fraud:  A Real Crime with Pen', WCC Bulletin, The ABA's White Collar Crime Newsletter (August 2008)
Sarah Q. Wirskye
Sarah Q. Wirskye
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  • toll-free (800) 451-0093
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