Mc Coy's appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on the November 13, 2007, episode "Blinded", marked his first appearance in the Law & Order universe as district attorney.
The replacement for his former position is Michael Cutter (Linus Roache), a prosecutor with a penchant for recklessness not unlike Mc Coy's own in his younger days.
Mc Coy's affairs with his ADAs have often had explosive consequences.
For instance, his former ADA Diana Hawthorne (Laila Robins), with whom he had a sexual relationship, was found to have suppressed evidence so they could win a case, resulting in an innocent man going to prison.
His underlying motivation, however, is not, he maintains, corruption, but a sincere desire to see justice done.
To that end, Mc Coy has gone after defendants accused of perverting the justice system to arrange wrongful convictions with just as much determination as his more mundane cases.
Kincaid is killed in a car accident, Since Kincaid's death, Mc Coy has kept his relationships with assistants professional, albeit friendly.In "Fallout", the last scene shows Mc Coy meeting his daughter at a restaurant.During a conversation with (fictional) New York Governor Donald Shalvoy, he mentions Rebecca has taken a job in San Diego, and that she drove up to Los Angeles to meet him there for dinner while he was attending a conference on official business; the governor uses this to try to smear Mc Coy, wrongly implying that he used public funds to visit Rebecca.He often bends—and sometimes breaks—trial rules to get convictions, finds tenuous rationales for charging defendants with crimes when the original charges fail to stick, and charges innocent people to frighten them into testifying against others.Mc Coy is found in contempt of court 80 times for such behavior, and his tactics occasionally incur negative publicity for the DA's office.