Engel Thornburgh & McCarney LLP is a successor firm to Engel & McCarney, which practiced law in New York City from 1984 to 2007. The firm will continue to represent clients in federal and state courts, in arbitration and mediation, and in a variety of grand jury and regulatory matters.

ETM specializes in civil, commercial and white collar litigation but also advises clients worldwide on matters touching on a wide scope of US legal issues and problems.

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Thomas E. Engel
Partner

  • P212-546-6215
  • Etengel@etmlegal.com

Attorney Bio

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James G. McCarney
Counsel

  • P212-797-1338
  • Ejmccarney@etmlegal.com

Attorney Bio


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Thomas E. Engel
Partner

  • P212-546-6215
  • Etengel@etmlegal.com

Education

J.D. Columbia University​

A.B. Harvard College

Other Professional Experience

McKool Smith, P.C.

United States Attorney’s Office — Southern District of New York

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

“My practice over the years has been a very lucky thing. I’ve had a great mix of international cases—from virtually every major country in Europe and many in Latin America and Asia—to matters homegrown in my native New York City. These cases have many times been white collar criminal matters, on both the federal and state sides, but also a wide and varied diet of fascinating civil matters in commercial, securities, estate and real estate, banking—you name it.

“I think the reason I’ve had so many different, and so many interesting, cases is that the clients have been so different and interesting, and their problems so challenging. From getting an injunction against the federal government—twice—in a white collar grand jury matter in federal court in the District of Columbia on behalf of Mexican clients to trying an estate matter off a red dirt road in Louisiana for a Venezuelan client—the experiences sometimes defy the imagination.

“I’ve represented clients in insider trading cases around the world and whistleblowers, from both here and abroad, in huge cases where my experience as a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York made all the difference to those I had the privilege to represent.

“In sum, the rich work of my practice is its own satisfaction and reward. It’s what I became a lawyer for more decades ago than I care to count.”

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James G. McCarney
Counsel

  • P212-797-1338
  • Ejmccarney@etmlegal.com

Education

J.D. New York University

B.A. University of Virginia

Other Professional Experience

Howrey LLP

Engel & McCarney LLP

Dewey Ballatine LLP

“Tom Engel and I practiced together for nearly a quarter of a century before 2007, and it is great professional fun to be back in harness with him, who brings an added dimension of zest and depth to our work.

“The mix of white collar criminal cases and the civil cases from all over covers a lot of ground, but it is precisely that broad-gauge expertise our clients are looking for, especially in the international arena where so many of the most interesting cases originate. From an Amsterdam arbitration of a royalty dispute to getting a criminal forfeiture order against our Brazilian clients lifted in New York, we achieve results in forums far and near that are signposts of the international litigation that has engaged us for decades.

“Our new headquarters right next to Carnegie Hall will be a destination for sophisticated New Yorkers from all over the world looking for the best in counseling, championing and prevailing in the often complex andhighly charged litigation ETM finds daily on its docket."

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