Joseph T. McNally

Lecturer

Deputy Chief, Orange County Office, United States Attorney’s Office

Background:

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, CA

Deputy Chief of the Orange County Office, June 2013-present

  • Supervise 15 Assistant United States Attorneys.
  • Oversee intake of federal criminal matters in Orange County.
  • Advise Department of Justice officials regarding sensitive public corruption matters and complex investigations.
  • Serve as a liaison to the FBI, IRS, and other federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Review and approve charging decisions and case dispositions.

Assistant United States Attorney, Oct. 2007-present

  • Lead counsel in ten federal felony jury trials.
  • Briefed/argued ten criminal appeals before the Ninth Circuit. Handled over 100 criminal matters against individuals and corporations including Ponzi schemes; illegal kickbacks; trade secret theft; bank fraud;identity theft; government procurement fraud; bribery; money laundering; public corruption; insider trading; international narcotics trafficking; export violations; and RICO.
  • Notable Cases:
    • United States v. Ojeda et al.: Led investigation and prosecution of a 25 defendant RICO case involving the head of the Mexican Mafia who ordered the murders in Southern California while incarcerated in a federal prison in Pennsylvania. Obtained convictions on all counts following a three month trial.
    • United States v. Barba Int’l et al.: Led investigation and prosecution of a corporation and individuals who laundered more than $60,000,000 in drug cartel proceeds through jewelry wholesalers in Los Angeles.
    • United States v. Sharopetrosian et al.: Led investigation and prosecution of a 20 defendant bank fraud and identity theft case involving corrupt bank employees who stole more than $20,000,000 from customers’ bank accounts. Obtained convictions following three week trial.
    • United States v. Wolfe: Prosecuted a Newport Beach attorney and the owners of a mortgage brokerage firm who orchestrated a $40,000,000 real estate fraud scheme. Obtained conviction following two-week trial.
  • AWARDS
    • Received the Director’s Award for Superior Service from Attorney General Loretta Lynch. (2015).

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, San Francisco and Oakland, CA

Law Clerk for the Honorable D. Lowell Jensen, United States District Judge,
Aug. 2006-Sept. 2007

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, SCHOOL OF LAW (BOALT HALL), Berkeley, CA, J.D., May 2006

Activities

  • BERKELEY JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW, Articles Editor
  • MOOT COURT BOARD: Member of the Moot Court Team; Competed in Statewide Moot Court Competition.

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY, Santa Clara, CA, B.S. in Political Science, June 2002

Activities: Student Body President; Student Leadership Award.

joemcnally@gmail.com

Current Courses:

Criminal Trial Advocacy: Prosecution and Defense