Hon. Margaret J. Finerty - Member-at-Large


Hon. Margaret J. Finerty

Hon. Margaret J. Finerty of New York (Getnick & Getnick) has been elected member-at-large of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).

Finerty received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and earned her law degree from Cornell Law School.

Finerty is a partner at Getnick & Getnick, concentrating her practice in independent monitoring (IPSIG); false claims act, qui tam; IRS whistleblower cases; business integrity, transparency and compliance counseling; corporate international investigations; civil prosecution of commercial fraud; RICO; and commercial litigation. She served as a judge of the Criminal Court of the City of New York from 1995-1998, having been appointed by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani.

Active in the State Bar for 15 years, Finerty is a member of the House of Delegates, and the Criminal Justice and Health Law Sections. She previously was a member of the Business Law Section and the Committee to Review Judicial Nominations.

Within the New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA), Finerty is a member of its Board of Directors and co-chair of the Task Force on Judicial Selection. She previously chaired its Committee on Criminal Law & Procedure, Special Committee on State Court Facilities, Task Force on Cameras in the Courtroom, and the Judiciary Committee, as well as co-chaired the Criminal Justice Section. She also co-authored a major report issued by NYCLA's Task Force to Increase Diversity in the Legal Profession.

Finerty also is a member of the New York City Bar, where she has served on several committees including Judiciary, Minorities in the Courts, Criminal Law, and Criminal Justice Operations and Budget. She has been a member of the American Bar Association since 1979.