Amy P. McCarthy (J.D. ’02), director of the Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies, joined the department in October 2013. An Atlanta native, she earned her bachelor of the arts in international studies from Berry College. After a brief career as a paralegal at a Fortune 500 corporation and then a large law firm, McCarthy attended Georgia State College of Law as a part-time student, where she served as a member of Law Review and graduated cum laude.
McCarthy practiced toxic tort litigation for five years at Powell Goldstein, now known as Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. In this position, she also participated heavily in recruiting for the firm, including reviewing resumes, interviewing law students for summer positions and mentoring summer and junior associates.
In 2007, she went to work for a small real estate litigation firm. Before joining the Center for Professional Development and Career Strategies staff, she worked as a staff attorney for Justice Carol Hunstein (now retired) at the Supreme Court of Georgia.