Deirdre A. McEvoy


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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Actions
  • White Collar Defense and Investigations
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Structured Finance Litigation Team
  • Securities and Derivatives Litigation
University Harvard College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1994
Law SchoolColumbia Law School, J.D., 1998 James Kent Scholar, Archie O. Dawson Prize for Advocacy
Admitted1999, New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Professional Activities

MEMBERSHIPS: Member, New York City Bar Association (Judiciary Committee); American Bar Association, Criminal Justice and Antitrust Sections (Advisory Board of the Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee); National Association of Professional Women (a 2013 Woman of the Year)


Deirdre McEvoy is Counsel in the firm's Litigation department and a member of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations Team. Ms. McEvoy most recently served as Chief of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. Under her leadership, the Office experienced unprecedented change, growth and development. Ms. McEvoy managed the Office's first trials in close to a decade and, under her supervision, the Office secured several important convictions. The staff of 25 federal prosecutors and other legal staff that she managed handled primarily criminal antitrust enforcement matters, with a focus on cartel and other fraudulent conduct in financial markets.

Prior to heading the Antitrust Division's New York Field Office, Ms. McEvoy served for ten years in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where she spent three years as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. During her time in the Southern District, she successfully investigated and prosecuted a wide array of complex securities and commodities fraud offenses, including accounting fraud, insider trading, investment adviser fraud, market manipulation, broker bribery and mail and wire fraud.

In 2010, Ms. McEvoy received a Prosecutor of the Year Award from the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation for the investigation and prosecution of securities fraud at a major international public company.

Following law school graduation, Ms. McEvoy served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Chester J. Straub in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to the Honorable Nina Gershon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Ms. McEvoy's recent speaking engagements have included:

Women's Antitrust Plaintiff's Attorneys (WAPA) Conference; Keynote Speaker (2012)

American Bar Association, Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee: Fundamentals of Criminal Antitrust: Sentencing of Individual Defendants (2011)

American Bar Association Annual Institute on White Collar Crime: When Is It Worth the Risk? Proffers, Queen for a Day and Asserting the Fifth in Pre-Indictment Negotiations (2011)

New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Evidence Committee: He Said, She Said: Getting Hearsay Right in Civil and Criminal Trials - What Every Practitioner Needs to Know (2010)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Presenter, Cross-Border Investigations Involving Multiple Agencies, New York City Bar Center's 3rd Annual White Collar Crime Institute (May 19, 2014); Moderator, White Collar v. Antitrust: Issues Confronted in Global Investigations, ABA Section of Antitrust Law: Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee Webcast (April 29, 2014); Presenter, Subpoena/Civil Investigative Demand (CID) Compliance in the Antitrust Arena, Association of Corporate Counsel Webcast (March 4, 2014); Multijurisdictional Criminal Prosecution: Double Jeopardy or Sovereign Right? GCR Live 3rd Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum (February 8, 2014)


Co-Author, 5 Steps for Handling an Antitrust Subpoena or CID, Corporate Counsel(April 9, 2014); KBR Case May Impact Internal Investigations, Law360(March 17, 2014)

Related Publications

July 2014
Appeals Court Confirms that Results of Internal Investigation are Privileged

June 2014
Antitrust Update: Second Circuit Adopts Rule Making it Easier to Find Liability for Foreign Anticompetitive Conduct

May 2014
FCPA Update: Eleventh Circuit Defines Instrumentalities of Foreign Governments


October 2013
Deirdre McEvoy, Former Field Office Chief for Justice Department's Antitrust Division, Joins Firm


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Appeals Court Confirms that Results of Internal Investigation are Privileged
Joshua A. Goldberg,Erik Haas,Deirdre A. McEvoy,Daniel S. Ruzumna,Harry Sandick, July 17, 2014
On June 27, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision in In re: Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., an important ruling which confirms the application of the attorney-client privilege to corporations within the business setting as set forth by the...

Second Circuit Adopts Rule Making it Easier to Find Liability for Foreign Anticompetitive Conduct
William F. Cavanaugh,Daniel A. Friedman,Robert P. LoBue,Deirdre A. McEvoy, July 7, 2014
On June 4, 2014, the Second Circuit issued its decision in Lotes Co., Ltd. v. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., an important ruling on the reach of the U.S. antitrust laws to foreign conduct.

FCPA Update: Eleventh Circuit Defines "Instrumentalities" of Foreign Governments
Reed C. Bienvenu,Joshua A. Goldberg,Deirdre A. McEvoy,Daniel S. Ruzumna,Harry Sandick, June 11, 2014
On May 16, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit issued its decision in United States v. Esquenazi, an important ruling that provides guidance as to what types of foreign entities may constitute “instrumentalities” of a foreign government under the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt...
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