NEW YORK (March 1, 2010) — John G. McCarthy, litigation partner in the New York office of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, was installed as president of the Federal Bar Association for the Southern District of New York chapter today.
Mr. McCarthy is a long-time member of the Federal Bar Association and has served as co-chair of the Federal Rules of Procedure and Trial Practice Committee of its national Federal Litigation Section and treasurer of the Southern District of New York chapter. He succeeds former president Amy Gell of Gell & Gell.
Mr. McCarthy represents domestic and foreign clients in all aspects of business litigation, including business torts, contract disputes, corporate law and governance, director and officer liability, real estate, professional malpractice, bankruptcy, banking, products liability, intellectual property, unfair competition and trade secrets. He has had dozens of trials in federal and state court, including litigation matters in bankruptcy court.
Mr. McCarthy received his A.B. degree in Biology from Fordham University in 1988 and earned his law degree from the Fordham University School of Law in 1991. He is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut, the U.S. Supreme Court, several Federal Circuit Courts, many Federal District Courts, and the U.S. Tax Court.
The Federal Bar Association focuses on legislative issues at the local, state and national level and offers networking opportunities with federal judiciary and other practitioners and leadership opportunities at both the local and national levels. It has existed for more than 80 years as the only nationwide bar association dedicated exclusively to federal practitioners and jurisprudence.