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Litigation Partner Jim McCarney Joins Sheppard Mullin New York

General Commercial Litigator Adds White Collar Defense & Investment Firm Expertise

June 15, 2010

James G. McCarney has joined the New York office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Business Trial practice group. McCarney most recently practiced at Howrey in New York.

"Jim brings an exceptional background in general commercial litigation with a white collar defense specialty, as well as significant investment industry expertise. His knowledge and experience will considerably enhance and expand key areas of practice for us in New York and firmwide," said Guy N. Halgren, chairman of the firm.

"I look forward to growing the firm's litigation practice with my new partners in New York and in the firm's other offices," McCarney said. "Sheppard Mullin is a first rate firm dedicated to growing its New York presence and its litigation practice, and I'm excited to be part of that. The firm's deep expertise in areas as diverse as banking & finance, white collar defense and employment law provide natural synergies with my litigation practice. I was attracted to the firm's strong platform, its collegial atmosphere, and its entrepreneurial spirit."

McCarney has handled a wide variety of civil and criminal litigations in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations in the US and Europe. Prosecuting and defending claims on behalf of both domestic and international clients, he has served as trial and appellate counsel in cases involving accounting, contract, corporate, partnership, securities fraud, RICO, banking, intellectual property, real estate, trust and estates and employment law.

During the course of his work for international clients and organizations, McCarney has often been called upon to bring issues of international law into focus for consideration and application by US tribunals. In addition to his trial work on employment-related claims, McCarney has developed an expertise in representing senior executive and investment banking clients in employment and separation agreement negotiation and litigating related non-competition issues.

McCarney received a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1981 and an undergraduate degree, with honors, from University of Virginia in 1978.

Sheppard Mullin's Business Trial practice group includes close to 200 attorneys firmwide. The firm has 35 attorneys based in its New York office.

About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin is a full service AmLaw 100 firm with 550 attorneys in 11 offices located in the United States and Asia. Since 1927, companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. In the U.S., the firm's clients include more than half of the Fortune 100.