Perry A. Carbone ’86 Receives Henry L. Stimson Medal

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Perry Carbone - Henry Stimson Medal - 2022

Perry A. Carbone ’86 stands among the top attorneys serving the people of the United States and those in the Southern District of New York specifically.

Carbone – the Chief of the White Plains Division for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York – was among four honorees that received the Henry L. Stimson Medal on September 20 from the New York City Bar as part of the organization’s 30th annual presentation of its awards to outstanding assistant U.S. attorneys from the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Currently, Carbone prosecutes high profile white collar and public corruption cases. In addition to supervising cases in the White Plains Division, he also serves as primary liaison with law enforcement agencies and other prosecutorial offices.


Carbone Acceptance Speech


After graduating from SUNY New Paltz in 1982 with a degree in Economics, Carbone earned his J.D. from Albany Law School in 1986 graduating cum laude.

He began his professional career as a Law Clerk in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also worked as a litigation associate at the law firm Weil Gotschal and Manges.

Carbone started his prosecutorial career in 1989 in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where he was assigned to the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor and later prosecuted organized crime figures in the Rackets Bureau, Labor Racketeering Unit. Beginning in 1994, he worked as an Assistant US Attorney in the District of New Jersey where he prosecuted numerous high-profile public corruption cases in the Special Prosecutions Division. He then joined the White Plains Division in 2003.

In 2015, Carbone received the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement for Trial Litigation. 

He has also lectured on federal corruption issues at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina and the FBI training academy in Quantico, Virginia. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Pace University's Elizabeth Haub School of Law.  

The Henry L. Stimson Medal is presented annually to outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Southern District and in the Eastern District of New York. The medal is awarded in honor of Henry L. Stimson, who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District from 1906-09 and as President of the Association from 1937-39. The medal was cast from an original galvano by Paul Manship, which is owned by the Century Club. The awards are made possible by the generosity of the firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Henry Stimson's legacy firm.

The other attorneys honored alongside Carbone were:

  • Jean-David Barnea, Southern District of New York, Civil Division
  • Matthew Silverman, Eastern District of New York, Civil Division
  • Alixandra E. Smith, Eastern District of New York, Criminal Division