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.


July 2014
The Use of Expert Witnesses for Penalty Determinations in Criminal Antitrust Cases: A Study of United States v. AU Optronics

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


July 2014
Firm Launches Antitrust Update Blog

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

Contributor to; Co-Author, Foreign Competition Authorities Revamp Cartel Enforcement Regimes, ABA Section of Antitrust Law's Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee Newsletter (Fall 2014); Co-Author, The Use of Expert Witnesses for Penalty Determinations in Criminal Antitrust Cases: A Study of United States v. AU Optronics, Antitrust Magazine, Summer 2014, Vol. 28, No. 3, American Bar Association; 5 Steps for Handling an Antitrust Subpoena or CID,” Corporate Counsel (April 9, 2014); “KBR Case May Impact Internal Investigations,” Law360 (March 17, 2014)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Presenter, Effective Antitrust Compliance Programs: Preventing Violations and Minimizing Penalties, Strafford Publications CLE Webinar (September 23, 2014); Trends & Developments in International Arbitration & Transnational Litigation, State Capital Group 2014 Annual Meeting (September 8, 2014); Criminal Antitrust Update, ABA Section of Antitrust Law: Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee Webcast (July 25, 2014); 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)

Representative Matters

White Collar Defense and Investigations

Representation of a European bank in connection with an industry-wide investigation into alleged manipulation of ISDAFIX.

Defense of an art dealer in connection with an investigation conducted by the New York State Attorney General's office regarding alleged violations of the False Claims Act and New York tax law.

Representation of a charitable foundation in response to subpoena issued by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Representation of a foreign private equity firm in an internal investigation regarding the unauthorized transfer of client funds by a large financial institution.

Representation of a corporate client in response to subpoena issued by a New York State investigative commission.

Investigation on behalf of a Fortune 500 publicly traded energy company regarding sexual harassment allegations.

Commercial and Class Action Litigation

Representation of a European bank in connection with a class action alleging violations of the Sherman Act and Commodity Exchange Act based on the alleged manipulation of ISDAFIX.

Representation of a monoline insurer asserting contract and fraud claims relating to mortgage-backed securities transactions.


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Second Circuit Lays Out New Rules for Restitution
Deirdre A. McEvoy,Joseph R. Richie,Harry Sandick, March 23, 2015
On February 6, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided an appeal, United States v. Cuti, which interpreted the restitution provisions of the Victims and Witnesses Protection Act (VWPA). The decision is significant because it seems to place a notable limitation on the...

Supreme Court Permits Appeal to Go Forward in LIBOR Antitrust Lawsuit
Jennifer A. Dixon,Deirdre A. McEvoy,Harry Sandick, March 23, 2015
On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court decided a narrow but important issue of appellate jurisdiction in cases that have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. A unanimous Court ruled that when a district court in the consolidated action...

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...

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Deirdre A. McEvoy

1133 Avenue of the Americas
New YorkNY 10036-6710


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