Sabrina Mannai’s experience includes representing clients in U.S. and multinational regulatory investigations, including those brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Commodity and Futures Commission (CFTC), the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. Federal Reserve, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, the European Commission and various other international regulators. She also advises on anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters and compliance with the U.K. Bribery Act, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and French anti-corruption laws.

Prior to joining Skadden in July 2015, Ms. Mannai practised as an associate at another leading international law firm.

Examples of her representations prior to joining Skadden include:

  • representing a bank in connection with multijurisdictional investigations into interest rates and interest rates derivatives involving various authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. CFTC, the U.K. Financial Services Authority, the European Commission, the French AMF and ACPR, the HKMA and MAS;
  • advising a bank in relation to an investigation into spot foreign exchange trading;
  • conducting internal investigations and anti-bribery due diligence in Africa;
  • advising private equity investors in relation to compliance issues; and
  • representing members of senior management of a French company during interviews with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Manhattan district attorney and other authorities in connection with a multimillion-dollar OFAC investigation.



  • LL.M., Tulane University Law School, 2007
  • Certificate, Queen Mary, University of London, 2005
  • LL.B., University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2006
  • M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science, 2010


  • New York
  • Paris
  • Louisiana

Sabrina S. Mannai

Associate, Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime