Sarah “Poppy” Alexander is a partner in Constantine Cannon’s San Francisco office.
She represents whistleblowers and government entities in qui tam lawsuits, as well as under the various agency whistleblower programs including those administered by the Internal Revenue Service, Securities and Exchange Commission, FinCEN, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Department of Transportation. Poppy’s practice focuses on issues of international corruption and financial misconduct, with a specialty in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering cases. She writes and speaks regularly about emerging topics in financial fraud, including sanctions violations, SPACs, and cryptocurrency. Poppy has been selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list every year since 2016.
Poppy graduated from Harvard Law School, where she was the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and an active member of the Harvard Human Rights Clinic. Poppy spent one of her law school summers at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, fighting for abortion rights and the rights of pregnant women. After law school, Poppy clerked for the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Nashville, TN.
Poppy holds an M.A. in Political Theory from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. from Yale College.
Whistleblower partner Poppy Alexander was published in a Transnational Litigation Blog article, Transnational Whistleblower Litigation (October 11, 2023).Read More
Whistleblower partner Poppy Alexander was published in a The Information article, How to Be a Crypto Whistleblower (May 18, 2023) (subscription required).Read More