Sarah "Poppy" Alexander

Sarah “Poppy” Alexander is an associate in Constantine Cannon’s San Francisco office. She represents whistleblowers and government entities in qui tam lawsuits in both federal and state court, as well as under the Internal Revenue Service and Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower programs. Poppy has been selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list every year since 2016.

Prior to joining Constantine Cannon, Poppy was an associate attorney at Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld LLP, where she worked to ensure prisoners received appropriate medical and mental health care and adequate accommodations for disabilities in jails and prisons.

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.

Sarah "Poppy" Alexander's Publications & Speeches

August 11, 2020

Whistleblower attorneys Mike Ronickher and Sarah “Poppy” Alexander published in the New York Law Journal, SEC Examines Relationship Between Bad Books and Bribery Schemes. Click...

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SEC Examines Relationship Between Bad Books and Bribery Schemes

Michael Ronickher and Sarah Poppy Alexander were published in the New York Law Journal.  The article discusses a heartening trend in the SEC's enforcement of...

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Panelist: "U.S. Government Focus on Whistleblower Retaliation"

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Compliance & Ethics Institute, Las Vegas, NV (October 17, 2017)

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Reforming Private Prisons from the Inside

The Tennessean publishes article by Constantine Cannon whistleblower lawyers Anne Hartman and Sarah Poppy Alexander (November 2, 2016).   Click here to read the article.

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Congress' Band-Aid—It’s Up to Whistleblowers to Combat EB-5 Fraud

Epoch Times (October 31, 2016).  Click here to read the article.

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We Need Whistleblowers To Save Indian Workers From H-1B Visa Fraud

Constantine Cannon attorneys Sarah Poppy Alexander and Rosie Dawn Griffin, published in The Huffington Post. Click here to read the article. (October 13, 2016)

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Calling All FCPA Whistleblowers—The SEC Wants You

Offshore Alert (October 6, 2016) Click here to read the article.

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Anatomy of an IRS Phone Scam

Think Advisor (July 6, 2016) Click here to read the article.

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