Sam Amir Toossi

Partner, Head of White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice

Contact

O: (212) 303-3539
E: atoossi@bohrerpllc.com

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Admissions

  • New York
  • California
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., University of California at Los Angeles

Professional Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall Law School

Clerkship

  • Chambers of the Honorable Sterling Johnson, Jr., Federal District Court in the Eastern District of New York (2006-2007)

Honors & Awards

  • United States Attorney’s Award for Excellence in Criminal Litigation (2009, 2011)
  • Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s Award for Prosecutor of the Year (2014)
  • Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service (2015)
  • Federal Drug Agents Foundation’s “True American Hero” Award (2018)

Sam Amir Toossi is an experienced litigator and advisor who helps corporations, executives and high-profile individuals navigate a wide-range of corporate governance and crisis management situations. Sam draws upon his combined tenure as in-house counsel, a federal and state prosecutor and a lawyer at a premier global law firm to provide multi-dimensional counsel to clients.

Sam guides clients through matters involving white collar defense, regulatory compliance, investigations, government enforcement and complex commercial litigation. Sam has supervised and conducted internal investigations across a range of legal, ethical and compliance matters and has advised on a variety of risk mitigation and compliance matters, including FCPA, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, antitrust, insider trading, fraud, cybersecurity and data privacy. He brings a deep understanding of both the challenges that in-house counsel face and the regulatory and enforcement landscape.

Sam has substantial litigation experience in both white collar criminal and civil matters, including investigations and enforcement actions by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ offices, Securities and Exchange Commission, the PCAOB, state attorneys general, state securities regulators and self-regulatory organizations. Sam leverages this experience to help clients create holistic risk management programs that address the myriad regulatory considerations in today’s global business environment.

Before joining Bohrer PLLC, Sam was a Director in the Office of the General Counsel’s Litigation Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a “Big Four” accounting firm. In this role, he oversaw all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution as well as the management of regulatory and law enforcement inquiries.

As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, Sam is an experienced trial lawyer and litigation strategist. From 2009 to 2015, Sam supervised and participated in a wide variety of investigations and prosecutions, including significant cases of cybercrime, money laundering, fraud and racketeering. This included the coordination of international investigations with foreign law enforcement agencies in Asia, Europe and South America. During his tenure, he successfully led numerous trial teams and briefed and argued cases before the Second Circuit. In 2015, Sam was named Acting Deputy Chief of the International Narcotics and Money Laundering Section.

Prior to his time as an AUSA, Sam was a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP where he represented individuals, corporations and financial institutions in a variety of white collar matters, government investigations and complex litigation matters.

Sam also served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City between 2003 and 2006, where he conducted dozens of trials and hearings and briefed and argued cases before the First Department.