NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Murphy & McGonigle, P.C. announced today that firm Chairman James Murphy has been named the 2014 Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year" in the Richmond, Virginia market by The Best Lawyers in America®. (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
This year, Best Lawyers has designated "Lawyers of the Year" in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." Thomas McGonigle, co-founder of Murphy & McGonigle, said, "We have always known that James was one of the best in the business, a uniquely talented lawyer and a terrific partner. We are immensely grateful for the support of our clients and our peers in the legal profession who have made this well-deserved recognition possible."
Five of the firm's partners have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®:
William Donnelly (Washington, D.C.): Securities Litigation
Joseph Goldstein (Washington, D.C.): Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Securities Litigation and Securities Regulation
Thomas McGonigle (Washington, D.C.): Securities Litigation and Securities Regulation
Paul Merolla (New York): Banking and Finance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation
James Murphy (Richmond, Virginia): Corporate Law and Securities Regulation
"We are honored that The Best Lawyers in America® has recognized the credentials and achievements of our lawyers," said Murphy. "Such recognition confirms that, in the three years since the firm was founded, we have assembled a team of highly-respected practitioners who are absolutely committed to delivering world-class service to our clients."
About Murphy & McGonigle
Three 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 both 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 industry.
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. Seven of the firm's partners formerly served in senior positions at the SEC and several have served in senior executive positions in major financial institutions on Wall Street and elsewhere.
Murphy & McGonigle operates out of offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia.
For more information about the firm, please visit www.mmlawus.com.
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