Brigid McCarthy - McDermott Will & Emery


Brigid McCarthy focuses her practice on white-collar and securities defense matters, including the defense of criminal and civil investigations brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and State Attorneys General. Brigid has substantial experience conducting internal investigations in response to both government and other regulatory subpoenas. She represents and counsels clients in matters involving the False Claims Act, federal securities and healthcare law, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, among other areas including commercial disputes. She also advises clients on and manages responses to civil investigative demands and government subpoenas.

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  • Civil Litigation and White-Collar Defense
    • Representing Investment Management company in SEC investigation concerning misleading investors
    • Representing Fortune 500 company in a securities class action concerning auto insurance
    • Representing former senior management in shareholder derivative and shareholder class litigation related alleged breach of fiduciary duties
    • Representing Fortune 500 in an SEC investigation relating to purported accounting issues
    • Representing healthcare company in confidential internal investigation concerning third-party billing practices
    • Internal investigation about non-profit foreign partnership to consider potential agency and FCPA violations

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Northwestern University School of Law, JD, 2018
University of Iowa, BA, 2012

US District court for Northern District of Illinois
US District Court for Southern District of Illinois