Ms. Abrishami is an experienced trial attorney and former federal prosecutor. Her practice includes white-collar criminal defense and investigations, complex civil litigation, and whistleblower representation.
Ms. Abrishami has a dozen years of litigation experience and has tried over fifteen cases to judgment. She handles sensitive, high-profile, and fast-paced investigations and has appeared in state and federal district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts throughout the country.
After clerking for Judge Diana Gribbon Motz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Ms. Abrishami joined the U.S. Department of Justice to serve as a Trial Attorney in the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division, where she investigated and prosecuted public officials—including sitting U.S. Senator Robert Menendez—in corruption and fraud cases across the country.
Ms. Abrishami has since developed a multifaceted portfolio in private practice.
- Ms. Abrishami represents organizations and individuals under investigation by Congress, the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service, and other federal and state entities. She advocates on behalf of her clients with government officials and facilitates interactions with media to forestall negative consequences for clients, and she manages crises as they arise to prevent worst-case scenarios from being realized. Where matters proceed to indictment, she navigates clients through the justice system to achieve the best possible outcome.
- Ms. Abrishami conducts efficient internal investigations on behalf of clients involving, for example, allegations of multimillion-dollar frauds, inquiries regarding use of federal grant funds, and questions concerning compliance with federal laws and regulations.
- Ms. Abrishami handles complex civil litigation, which has included representation of state and tribal entities in opioid lawsuits, an individual terminated in violation of federal whistleblower protections, a high net-worth business owner in dispute with his partner over the future of their companies, national construction companies in a multimillion-dollar dispute with a supplier, and plaintiffs recovering insurance proceeds for mass tort liability in complex bankruptcies.
- Ms. Abrishami represents whistleblowers preparing submissions to federal agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, and coordinates their interactions with and presentations to government officials.
Ms. Abrishami is fluent in Spanish.