Fordham Law

Fordham Law Alumnus Chosen to Lead DOJ Fraud Prosecutions

December 02, 2009

Denis J. McInerney ’84 has been selected as the new Chief of the Department of Justice Fraud Section. In his new position, McInerney will supervise the work of 60 attorneys investigating and prosecuting white-collar crime cases.

“Denis is a superb example of a Fordham Law graduate: intelligent, thorough, accomplished, experienced, and dedicated to the service of others,” said Dean William Michael Treanor. “We are pleased to congratulate him as he begins this very important position and look forward to his many future achievements.”

Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer said that McInerney brings an “extraordinary career as a lawyer” to the section. “He’s worked on many of the most sophisticated white-collar cases.”

McInerney has been a Partner at Davis Polk since 1997 and has extensive experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. From 1989 to 1994, he served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, serving as a Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division from 1993 to 1994. In 1994, he was Associate Independent Counsel in the Whitewater Investigation with Independent Counsel Robert B. Fiske, Jr.

Recently, McInerney has represented victims of the Madoff fraud, and he is consistently listed as a leading white-collar crime and government investigations lawyer in many industry publications.


Contact: Stephen Eichinger