Ted Snyder is entrusted by clients with litigating high stakes, complex commercial matters in federal and state court, arbitration and regulatory enforcement proceedings. The focus of his practice is defending many of the largest global financial institutions and their executives against securities law and other commercial claims. He has achieved outstanding results for clients in three decades of practice.
Notable Engagements and Experience
Litigation. Ted has wide-ranging experience litigating in federal and state courts, and has achieved significant victories at the trial and appellate court levels. Recent representations include:
Other significant matters include:
Arbitration. Ted has deep experience over decades representing broker-dealers in securities arbitrations. He has successfully defended investor and employment claims in dozens of cases for many of the largest broker-dealers and their employees, including claims relating to options transactions, margin, operational issues, compensation disputes, and general fraud and unsuitability claims. He has obtained dismissals in numerous seven-figure cases involving complex issues, including a case tried over 40 days after which the arbitration panel unanimously dismissed a $200 million claim involving the sale of auction rate securities.
Enforcement and Regulatory Actions. Ted has extensive experience representing corporations and individuals in investigations and defending them in enforcement proceedings initiated by regulators, including the SEC, FINRA, CFTC, NYSE and state regulatory bodies. He was lead counsel in a two-week federal court trial defending multiple executives against claims brought by the SEC, and recently represented an investment adviser and two of its executives in an SEC administrative proceeding.
Ted began his career as a commercial litigator at global law firms White & Case and Coudert Brothers, and then worked for more than a decade as a name partner at the highly regarded securities boutique firm Krebsbach & Snyder, P.C. In 2012, he and the other lawyers at the firm joined Murphy & McGonigle, a boutique firm formed in 2010 with a focus on providing high-level, cost efficient legal services to banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers and other financial services firms. Murphy & McGonigle has grown to approximately 50 lawyers, and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a “National Tier One Law Firm” in securities litigation, securities regulation and corporate law – the only boutique law firm so recognized in all three categories.