December 10, 2002
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
ATTORNEY GENERAL CARMEN M. SHEPARD
DEPARTING AGS OFFICE FOR PRIVATE PRACTICE
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced that Deputy Attorney General
Carmen M. Shepard has tendered her resignation and will join the
Washington, D.C. law firm of Buc & Beardsley this month. Before
serving as Deputy Attorney General for six years, Ms. Shepard held
the position of Chief Counsel of the Offices Criminal Investigation
Division and Deputy Chief of its Litigation Division.
is not only a great lawyer, she is a very good friend," Attorney
General Curran said. "This is a great opportunity for Carmen
and I am very happy for her. She will be greatly missed."
Shepard joined the Office in 1986, playing a key role in the States
Savings and Loan litigation, which saved Maryland tens of millions
of dollars. Shepard was instrumental in other affirmative cases
brought by the State, including the lawsuit against Big Tobacco
that netted the state an award of $4.4 billion. Shepard proved a
key negotiator in the subsequent fee dispute with Peter Angelos,
which was resolved earlier this year.
addition to arguing the States 2000 illegal wiretapping case
against Linda Tripp, Shepard also served as legal advisor to students
and faculty members of St. Marys College during the 1999 trial
of two men accused of raping a group of students from the college
in Guatemala in 1998.
Shepard will be joining Buc & Beardsley as Of Counsel. The firm
specializes in a federal regulatory practice, representing clients
in matters involving the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal
Trade Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and proceedings
before the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better