- FinTech & Blockchain
- Regulatory Enforcement Defense
- Securities & Complex Commercial Litigation
- White Collar Defense, Investigations & Compliance Counseling
- J.D., magna cum laude, University of Richmond School of Law, 2009
- B.A., Philosophy and Economics, magna cum laude, College of William & Mary, 2006
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
In the News
The Empire State featured the most active region for blockchain litigation – the Southern District of New York – according to the new Blockchain Litigation Year in Review Report, released today by financial services law firm Murphy & McGonigle.
Daniel Payne, a shareholder in Murphy & McGonigle’s Richmond office and a member of its leading FinTech & Blockchain Practice, has been named to the “Up & Coming Lawyers” list by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
In an example of the “Wild West” cryptocurrency industry continuing to be tamed, a law firm out of Virginia has created the first database of judicial cases in order to help the legal community gather resources in an effort to prosecute crypto-centered criminals and further clean up the Bitcoin ecosystem. The Blockchain Litigation Database (BLD) brings together into one central repository all crypto cases from across different jurisdictions in order to allow an easy search of data in building court cases.
With over a billion dollars revenue being generated by lawyers practicing law related to bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology, the world's largest law firms are starting to look like tech startups.
Members of Murphy & McGonigle’s FinTech & Blockchain Practice participated in last week’s Blockchain Expo North America in Silicon Valley, delivering a keynote talk, speaking on panels, attending workshops featuring entrepreneurs and business leaders in the blockchain space, and providing their perspectives of what 2019 holds for the blockchain sector.
The 2014 Richmond Crowdfunding Symposium featured on Richmond's NBC 12 News. Join in the forum discussing equity crowdfunding and the impact of the SEC’s proposed rule to regulate it.