Press Release: A.G. Schneiderman Announces Appointment of Manisha M. Sheth as New Executive Deputy Attorney General

News from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

April 7 2016

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NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the appointment of Manisha M. Sheth as Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice, overseeing five litigation bureaus: Investor Protection, Antitrust, Internet and Technology, Consumer Frauds, and Real Estate Finance. Ms. Sheth is currently a partner at the law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.  Ms. Sheth’s first day at the Attorney General’s office will be May 9, 2016.

“I’m extremely pleased that Manisha is joining our team and will bring her talents and experience to some of our most important cases.  She is an experienced litigator whose practice has focused on securities litigation, most notably representing the federal government in its mortgage-backed securities cases against the nation’s largest financial institutions,” said Attorney General Schneiderman.  “I know that Manisha will be a fantastic leader for the outstanding bureaus in our Economic Justice division.”

Manisha Sheth said, “It is a privilege and an honor to accept this appointment from Attorney General Schneiderman.  I am very excited to join the incredibly talented team he has assembled and look forward to serving the citizens of New York by fulfilling the Office’s mission to protect consumers, investors, and businesses, and ensure that the markets are efficient, transparent and fair.”

Ms. Sheth is an experienced litigator whose practice has focused on a wide range of complex commercial litigation, including securities litigation, structured finance and derivatives litigation, healthcare litigation, government investigations, and internal investigations.  Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, Ms. Sheth served for five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s  Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and was based in the Philadelphia office.  In that position, she secured indictments in more than 35 cases and brought eleven cases to trial.  She prosecuted a wide range of misconduct, including health care fraud, financial institution fraud, money laundering, tax fraud, and regulatory crimes.  

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Sheth was a law clerk for the Hon. William H. Pauley III in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Ms. Sheth was named to Crain’s New York Business “40 Under 40” list in 2013, and to The National Law Journal’s “Minority 40 Under 40” list in 2011.

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