Fordham Law


Charles Carberry '76 to Receive Catholic Lawyers Award

September 04, 2012

Fordham Law alumnus Charles Carberry '76 has been named the 2012 recipient of the Charles Carroll Award by the Guild of Catholic Lawyers of the Archdiocese of New York. Named after theCharles Carberry '76 only Catholic patriot to sign the Declaration of Independence, the annual Carroll award recognizes a Catholic lawyer who has earned distinction in public service. Carberry will be presented with the award on October 3 at the Union League Club in New York City.

A Partner at Jones Day, Carberry practices in the areas of business crime and civil litigation. He co-chairs the firm's Corporate Criminal Investigations Practice and has substantial experience in federal trials and defending SEC and other agencies' enforcement investigations and actions. He and other Jones Day attorneys are representing the Archdiocese and fellow plaintiffs in The Archdiocese of New York, et al v. Katherine Sebelius, et al, the Archdiocese's challenge to the Department of Health and Human Services contraception mandate.

Carberry has represented corporations and individuals in environmental, customs, tax, securities, and government contract criminal investigations. He has conducted internal investigations for the boards of brokerages and other companies into allegations of management misconduct. In 1989, he was appointed by the federal district court to investigate and administratively prosecute allegations of corruption and dishonesty in the Teamsters Union.

He is a member of the ABA (Litigation and Criminal Justice Sections) and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Securities Regulations Committee). He has authored numerous articles and has spoken frequently at seminars on white-collar crime, securities fraud, and money laundering. He is an adjunct professor at Fordham Law, teaching courses in corporate criminal law. While a student at the Law School, Carberry served as Writing and Research Editor on the Fordham Law Review.

The Guild of Catholic Lawyers of the Archdiocese of New York presents the Charles Carroll Award annually to the Catholic lawyer who has earned distinction in the profession or in public service exemplifying integrity and the highest standards of professional conduct in the promotion and advancement of justice.

Past recipients have included Joseph McLaughlin '59, former Law School Dean and Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; John Feerick '61, Founder and Director of the Feerick Center and former Dean of Fordham Law; and Robert Reilly '75, the Assistant Dean for the Feerick Center.