NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Murphy & McGonigle, P.C announced today that six of the firm's attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for 2013.
"We are honored that The Best Lawyers in America® has honored such a high percentage of our lawyers," said Murphy & McGonigle chairman, James Murphy. "Such recognition confirms that, in the two years since the firm was founded, we have built up a sizable core of top-notch practitioners serving many of the major financial institutions in the United States."
The honorees are: William Donnelly for Securities Litigation; Joseph Goldstein for Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Securities Litigation and Securities Regulation; Jerry Isenberg for Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Securities Litigation and Securities Regulation; Thomas McGonigle for Securities Litigation and Securities Regulation; Paul Merolla for Banking and Finance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation; and James Murphy for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation.
The two-year-old firm was also recognized as a "Best Law Firm" in the National Tier One category for Securities Regulation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. Murphy & McGonigle is the only firm with less than several hundred lawyers, and the only recently formed firm, included on this prestigious list of the top American law firms for securities regulation practice.
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive arbiter of excellence in the legal profession. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas – and because lawyers do not pay a fee to be listed – inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
Two years ago, Murphy & McGonigle was founded on an innovative law firm model that rigorously controls overhead, outsourcing non-core functions while providing its attorneys and clients with state-of-the-art technology and litigation support to ensure world-class service and maximum cost-efficiency. In the years since the financial crisis, that model has become increasingly attractive for clients in the financial services and other diverse industries.
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, broker-dealers, investment advisors, and hedge funds to national and international securities markets and exchanges.
Murphy & McGonigle operates out of offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia. For more information on the firm, please visit www.mmlawus.com.
Individual Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for 2013
William Donnelly – Securities Litigation
Joseph Goldstein – Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Securities Litigation and Securities Regulation
Jerry Isenberg – Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Securities Litigation and Securities Regulation
Thomas McGonigle – Securities Litigation and Securities Regulation
Paul Merolla – Banking and Finance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation
James Murphy – Corporate Law and Securities Regulation
SOURCE Murphy & McGonigle, P.C.