James A. Murphy
Practice Areas
Education
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1988
  • B.A., Economics, University of Virginia, 1985
Admissions
  • California (Inactive)
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

James A. Murphy

jmurphy@mmlawus.com
1185 Avenue of the Americas
21st Floor
New York, NY 10036
T: (212) 880-3968
4870 Sadler Road
Suite 301
Glen Allen, VA 23060
T: (804) 762-5330

Mr. Murphy is co-founder and Chairman of Murphy & McGonigle, P.C. and serves as Chairman of the firm's Litigation Group. Over the last 25 years, Mr. Murphy has defended public companies and financial institutions as lead trial counsel in high-stakes litigation in courts throughout the U.S.  Mr. Murphy also advises companies on the regulatory aspects of various business models leveraging blockchain technology.

Mr. Murphy currently serves as lead trial counsel to a number of large banks in a variety of litigation and government investigations concerning Residential Mortgage Backed Securities issues.  He has served as lead counsel for securities exchanges in several High Frequency Trading class actions.

Mr. Murphy advises clients across the spectrum of the financial services industry with respect to compliance with the constantly evolving banking and securities laws, rules and regulations.  He also represents companies involved in investigations initiated by banking regulators, the SEC, FINRA and state Attorneys General.

Mr. Murphy has been named a Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year" in 2014 and 2016 by Best Lawyers in America®.  Mr. Murphy has been awarded Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV Preeminent (5.0/5.0).

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