B.S., Tulane University; J.D., Stanford Law School
Ronald W. Sharpe rejoined Jones Day in 2019 as a partner in the Investigations and White-Collar Defense practice, having begun his legal career as a summer associate and an associate in the firm’s Washington office. Mr. Sharpe’s practice includes conducting internal investigations, compliance and due diligence counseling, defending white-collar cases, and advising corporate clients on a variety of government enforcement actions. Mr. Sharpe is a former U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands and has served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee and was selected as a member of a federal magistrate judge merit selection panel. For over a decade, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia where he was lead counsel in dozens of jury trials and hundreds of criminal investigations including whitecollar, organized crime and homicides. He has argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. In addition, Mr. Sharpe has been a trial advocacy instructor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C., the George Washington University Law School and for the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT). Since returning to private practice, Mr. Sharpe regularly participates as a faculty member for NITA deposition training programs and for prosecutorial training programs offered by Lawyers Without Borders. He maintains an active pro bono practice in Jones Day’s Constitutional Policing Initiative where he is one of the partners leading the City of Minneapolis/Internal Investigations Regarding Police Misconduct project. Mr. Sharpe earned his J.D. from Stanford University and his undergraduate degree from Tulane University.