Former U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe Joins Jones Day in Washington

Jones Day announced that former U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe has joined the firm's Washington office as a partner in the Investigations & White Collar practice.

Mr. Sharpe comes to Jones Day after serving as U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands from 2009 through 2017. He initially served in the role on a court-appointed interim basis beginning in 2009, prior to his appointment by President Obama in 2011. As the District's chief federal law enforcement officer, he directed and supervised numerous criminal and civil prosecutions involving public corruption, complex fraud relating to financial transactions, False Claims Act violations, money laundering, government contract fraud, and cybercrime. Notably, Mr. Sharpe created and maintained several coalitions and partnerships with federal, local, and foreign agencies that effectively implemented international crime prevention initiatives across the Caribbean.

During his tenure as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Sharpe also served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, and on several subcommittees including the Borders and Immigration Subcommittee and the Environmental Crimes Working Group. Mr. Sharpe began his career with the U.S. Department of Justice in 1995, serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia for 13 years, including 5 years in which he was Senior Assistant for the Fraud and Public Corruption Section.

Prior to his Justice Department service, Mr. Sharpe was an associate in Jones Day's Washington Office, where he focused on general civil litigation, white collar crime, and antitrust matters.