NEW YORK – October 7, 2013.  Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that Deirdre A. McEvoy has become Counsel to the firm effective today.  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 resulting in a 100% conviction rate.  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.

Firm Co-Chair and Managing Partner Robert P. LoBue stated, “We are pleased to welcome Deirdre to the firm.  She brings exceptional experience and skills to our Litigation Department.  Our clients will benefit from her insights into key issues and concerns that they currently face.”

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.  She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar and received the Archie O. Dawson Prize for Advocacy.  She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College. 

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