Sydney Sgambato is a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on defending enforcement actions brought against corporations and individuals by the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and conducting internal investigations on behalf of corporate boards of directors. Ms. Sgambato also advises companies on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws and regulations, embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and anti-money laundering laws and regulations.
Prior to joining RK&O, Ms. Sgambato was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert B. Kugler of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Ms. Sgambato earned her J.D. summa cum laude from American University Washington College of Law, where she was the Executive Editor of the American University Law Review.
Named to the Capitol Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2016-2018, including High Honors in 2017 and 2018, for her contributions to indigent clients and nonprofit organizations in need of legal representation.
Member, Women’s White Collar Defense Association