New Law Firm Created To Serve Financial Services Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new law firm, Murphy & McGonigle P.C., has announced that it has opened for business in New York, Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Va. The firm represents public companies and their officers and directors as well as financial services companies in high-stakes litigation and governmental investigations and enforcement proceedings.

The firm's SEC Enforcement Group, based in Washington, D.C., boasts a depth of experience unique for a firm of its size. Six of Murphy & McGonigle's partners served in the SEC's Division of Enforcement, some in senior management positions, including a former associate director, an assistant director and three branch chiefs. The group has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies, their officers and directors and auditors in SEC investigations, enforcement proceedings and white-collar criminal prosecutions. In the financial services industry, the group represents banks, securities broker/dealers, investment advisors, hedge funds, mortgage companies, credit card companies and their employees in investigations initiated by the SEC, self-regulatory organizations and state attorneys general.

Thomas J. McGonigle and James A. Murphy are co-founders of Murphy & McGonigle.

The firm's Litigation Group has a national practice defending public companies in some of the highest stakes cases brought in recent years, involving market timing, auction rate securities, "bank sweep" programs, securities fraud, Sarbanes-Oxley claims and mortgage securitization transactions. Lawyers in the group currently serve as lead counsel for top U.S. banks in major litigation pending in the Southern District of New York as well as the New York state courts.

Both the Enforcement and Litigation Groups will be supported by a state-of-the-art Litigation Support Group in Virginia that provides a broad menu of services from cost-effective solutions for electronic discovery and data management to high-level consulting on data environment strategies. The group delivers efficiencies to clients by leveraging cutting edge technology with highly skilled contract attorneys and paraprofessionals in a low overhead environment in Virginia.