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Murphy & McGonigle serves the litigation, enforcement
defense, and regulatory counseling needs of clients across the full spectrum of
the financial services industry, from national banks, brokers dealers,
investment advisors and hedge funds to national and international markets and
exchanges. In 2021, the firm was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Securities
Regulation by U.S. News – Best Lawyer Firms, the first time a boutique law
firm has been so recognized in that category.
Our attorneys collectively have more than 100 years of
experience within the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. One of our
partners was Executive Assistant to SEC Chairman John Shad before becoming an
Associate Director in the Division of Enforcement and head of the SEC’s Bank
Fraud Working Group, Chairman of the SEC Penny Stock Task Force and a member of
the Justice Department’s National Bank Fraud Working Group and Securities and
Commodities Fraud Working Group. Another was the Principal Assistant Director
for Enforcement. One partner served as Senior Counsel for Market
Regulation to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt. Yet another partner rose to the
position of Senior Associate Director for Trading Practices and Processing in
the Division of Trading and Markets before transitioning to private practice.
In all, 15 of our partners are alumni of the SEC and many were
personally involved in some of the most significant actions brought by the SEC,
including cases involving WorldCom, Salomon Brothers, and Prudential
Securities. Since entering private practice, we have represented clients in a
wide variety of high profile cases, including Enron, Tyco, Time Warner, Royal
Dutch Shell, Sunbeam, Freddie Mac and many others.
Five partners formerly
served as federal prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice, and three were
previously at the CFTC.
In forming our firm and expanding our talent pool, we have
recruited talented, experienced, and dedicated attorneys who have practiced at
leading law firms (including Shearman & Sterling, Willkie Farr & Gallagher,
Mayer Brown, O’Melveny & Meyers, Davis Polk, Jones Day and others). Some of
our partners have served in senior corporate positions at major financial
institutions, including Merrill Lynch, Archipelago, Instinet, MasterCard, UBS
Financial Services, PaineWebber and Goldman Sachs. Our attorneys have served as
lead counsel in many high-profile cases, including multi-billion dollar
mortgage securitization litigation, PSLRA securities class actions, “cash
sweep” cases, white collar criminal cases and numerous federal appellate
electronic discovery and data management consulting practice, StraDIM, backs up
our litigation and enforcement practices and also assists some of our larger
corporate clients in managing e-discovery as a stand-alone practice group. This
dedicated group brings together some of the top minds in cutting edge
electronic discovery combined with the very latest in technology in order to
provide efficient document review and production that conforms to emerging
trends in the case law and evolving standards for the proper handling of
electronic data and documents.
At Murphy & McGonigle, we don’t take our clients for granted. Although we
are immensely grateful for the vote of confidence we have received from our
existing client base, we know we must earn our clients’ trust and confidence
every day. And that’s exactly what we intend to do.
McGonigle operates in New York, Washington, DC., Virginia, Chicago and San