Sharon L. McCarthy, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), completed her term as Vice Chair of the Federal Criminal Procedure Committee and was appointed as Chair of the Committee for the 2020-2021 committee year.
The ACTL recently published a white paper drafted by members of the Federal Criminal Procedure Committee, including Ms. McCarthy, on Recommended Practices for Companies and Their Counsel in Conducting Internal Investigations.
The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in North America. Founded in 1950, the College is an invitation only fellowship. The College thoroughly investigates each nominee for admission and selects only those who have demonstrated the very highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism and collegiality. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on important legal issues relating to its mission. The College strongly supports the independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings.