Practice Areas: White Collar/Criminal Defense

Together with his two former federal prosecutor partners and as member of two AmLaw 100 White Collar Criminal Practice Groups, Mr. McCarney has been involved in numerous high profile criminal cases as well as grand jury and administrative investigations into white collar criminal charges.  He has also counseled corporate clients in connection with internal investigations into alleged criminal conduct, and assisted in connection with compliance issues involving money laundering, bribery, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related matters.  His practice also extends to defense of state criminal charges, often involving plea negotiations with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Representative Cases

  • People v. Avion Resources Ltd.  Represented Brazilian depositors in connection with overlapping investigations into money laundering and currency and exchange control violations conducted by Brazilian and US federal and state authorities. 
  • In re Request for International Judicial Assistance (Letters Rogatory Brazil).  Representation of Panamanian corporate depositor in landmark ruling by the US Appeals Court in New York denying Brazilian Government’s request to subpoena records at Morgan Guaranty Trust Company for accounts that were the subject of defalcations by bank officer and convicted felon Antonio Gebauer.
  • United States v. Ritwegger.  Representation of individual defendant on criminal appeal following conviction on securities and wire fraud and Travel Act charges in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
  • SEC v. Thrasher.  Representation of defendant in insider trading case involving violations of the antifraud provisions of the Securities Exchange Act and Rules 10b-5 and 14e-3 thereunder in federal court in Manhattan arising from takeover of Motel 6 by French hotel and tourism conglomerate Accor S.A.
  • SEC v. Naegeli.  Representation of Swiss attorney in insider trading case in federal court in Manhattan arising from tender offer for the Delaware company, Combustion Engineering, Inc., by the Swedish-Swiss multinational, Asea Brown Boveri Ltd. 

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