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Sharon A. O'Shaughnessy

Murphy & McGonigle

New York, NY, USA


Sharon O'Shaughnessy focuses her practice on white collar criminal litigation and securities enforcement defense. She has represented companies and individuals accused of business crimes, public corruption, securities law violations, and fraudulent practices by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and State Attorneys General. Ms. O’Shaughnessy is also experienced in complex commercial litigation and has represented numerous corporations and individuals in disputes involving business divorce, fraud, and other contractual issues.

Ms. O’Shaughnessy does pro bono work for the New York City Bar Association's Legal Clinic for the Homeless, providing advice, advocacy, and representation to residents of homeless shelters on a variety of matters related to state and federal public benefits, shelter placements, and domestic violence issues. As a Volunteer Attorney for the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program, Ms. O’Shaughnessy dispenses legal advice to unrepresented litigants appearing in the New York State Courts. She also volunteers as an Attorney Mentor for Legal Outreach, a legal education non-profit that prepares urban youth from underserved communities in New York City to compete at high academic levels.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. O’Shaughnessy worked as a Senior Case Manager at JAMS. She administered the JAMS arbitration intake practice, which provided her with an extensive background in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Ms. O’Shaughnessy is a Chair of Murphy & McGonigle’s Women’s Initiative, which strives to attract, retain, and champion top-flight female legal talent. The Women’s Initiative hosts, sponsors, and participates in several efforts that advance the development of women in law.

Education

J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2012
M.A., New York University, 2004
B.S., magna cum laude, New York University, 2003

Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
U.S. District Court, S.D. New York

Legal Experience

  • Murphy & McGonigle, New York, New York, 2015 to present
  • Herrick, Feinstein LLP, New York, New York, 2012-2015
  • Judicial Intern, The Honorable Thomas M. McCormack, J.S.C., 2010

Publications

  • Legal Antiperspirant for Audit Committee Members, New York Law Journal, April 18, 2016 (with Stephen J. Crimmins and James K. Goldfarb)
  • Mind Your Step: Navigating Landmines in the Joint Defense Landscape, LJN’s Product Liability Law & Strategy (March 2015)
  • Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Could Kill the Radio Stars, The New York State Bar Association EASL Blog (November 20, 2014)
  • Use TACT: The Arbitration Alternative, LJN’s Product Liability Law & Strategy (November 2014)
  • Supreme Court Ensures Copyright Suit against MGM “Rages” On, The New York State Bar Association EASL Blog (May 20, 2014)
  • Swatch Your Back--Copyrighted Corporate Earnings Calls Are Fair Game, The New York State Bar Association EASL Blog (February 3, 2014)
  • Class Actions: Where’s the Beef?, LJN’s Product Liability Law & Strategy (July 2013)
  • Five Commandments of Family Owned Business Divorce, Special Litigation Section: New York Law Journal (May 6, 2013)

Seminars and Presentations

  • “Schemers and Scammers, 2016 Edition: The Never Ending Battle Against Fraud,” presented to top 10 mutual life insurance company (November 10, 2016).
  • “Schemers and Scammers, 2015 Edition: The Never Ending Battle Against Fraud,” presented to top 10 mutual life insurance company (November 9, 2015).

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Sharon A. O'Shaughnessy is associated with the following items:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Senior Investors: Litigation Trends and Regulatory Update, Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web Senior Investors: Litigation Trends and Regulatory Update - Senior Investors: Litigation Trends and Regulatory Update, Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Senior Investors: Litigation Trends and Regulatory Update - Senior Investors: Litigation Trends and Regulatory Update, Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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