B.A., SUNY Albany; J.D., New York University School of Law
Mr. McNamara graduated from SUNY Albany with a B.A. in Political Science and received his J.D. from New York University School of Law. He started his legal career at New York City's Legal Aid Society, defending indigent criminal defendants at trial and on appeal. Mr. McNamara then worked as a litigation associate at Arnold & Porter, specializing in pharmaceutical and product liability cases.
In 2001, Mr. McNamara joined the plaintiffs' firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC in 2001 as a member of the Antitrust and Consumer Protection & Unsafe Products practice groups. He has filed environmental litigation surrounding the release of radioactive waste water in Illinois, and has prosecuted a variety of consumer fraud and product liability cases involving pharmaceuticals, like OxyContin and Vioxx.
Mr. McNamara has authored two law review articles: Buckley, Imbler and Stare Decisis: The Present Predicament of Prosecutlorial Immunity and An End to Its Absolute Means, 59 Alb. L. Rev. 1135 (1996); and Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct: Applying New York's Gender-Specific Sexual Misconduct Law to Minors, 14 Touro L. Rev. 477 (Winter 1998).