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Denis J. McInerney


Senior counsel after 18 years as a partner in our White Collar Defense & Investigations practice.


J.D., Fordham University School of Law
B.A., Columbia University


Law Clerk, Hon. Kevin Thomas Duffy, U.S. District Court, S.D. New York, 1984-1986

Professional history

  • Senior Counsel, 2023-present
  • Partner, Davis Polk, 1997-2010 and 2014-2019
  • U.S. Department of Justice, 2010-2014
    • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, 2013-2014
    • Chief of the Fraud Section, Criminal Division, 2010-2013
  • Associate Independent Counsel, Whitewater Investigation, 1994
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York, 1989-1994
    • Deputy Chief, Criminal Division, 1993-1994
    • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, 1989-1994

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York
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