Sharon L. McCarthy Background and Experience

Background and Experience

  • Special Counsel to the Attorney General for the New York State Police Investigation, Office of the New York State Attorney General
    (May 2008 – March 2009)
    Served as lead counsel in an investigation into whether there had been political interference with the New York State Police.  Supervised a team of attorneys and investigators.
  • Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York  (1994 – 2006)
    Extensive experience as lead counsel and supervisor of numerous federal criminal jury trials, hearings, evidentiary hearings, oral arguments, plea proceedings, and sentencings.  Briefed and argued numerous appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

    • Chief, Violent Crimes Unit
      (July 2002 to September 2006)
    • Deputy Chief, Criminal Division
      (January 2001 to July 2002)
    • Honors: Recipient, Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney (1996 and 1999)
  • Associate, Lankler Siffert & Wohl (1991-1994)
  • Law Clerk, Honorable John F. Keenan
    United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York (1989 - 1991)

Significant Cases in the United States Attorney's Office

Significant Cases in the United States Attorney's Office with Principal Supervisory Responsibility