Biography

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.

Representative Matters

Antitrust
Representing a contact lens manufacturer in the defense of an antitrust lawsuit brought by a discount retailer alleging anticompetitive pricing. Also defending our client in follow-on consumer class action suits that have arisen over the alleged price-fixing of contact lenses.

Representing a major financial institution in federal antitrust class action challenging setting of interchange fees and other practices.

Representing a major financial institution in federal antitrust class action litigation challenging ATM access fees.

Representing a chocolate manufacturer in antitrust case alleging price discrimination.

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.

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York

Professional Activities

Ellevate, Executive Council; Adjunct Professor of Antitrust Law at Seton Hall Law School (Spring 2015; Spring 2016); American Bar Association, Criminal Justice and Antitrust Sections (Advisory Board of the Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee); New York State Bar Association, Antitrust Section (Chair of the Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee); Member, New York City Bar Association (Judiciary Committee); National Association of Professional Women (a 2013 Woman of the Year)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Presenter, “Trends & Developments in International Arbitration & Transnational Litigation,” Association of Corporate Counsel Greater New York’s Full Day CLE Event (July 22, 2015); “U.S. Antitrust Compliance Programs: Crafting Robust Cost-Effective Programs that are Protected by the Attorney-Client Privilege,” Association of Corporate Counsel Webcast (April 23, 2015); “Criminal Antitrust Enforcement: Fundamentals and Best Practices,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law: Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee Webinar (January 20, 2015); “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)

Publications