• 2017 Annual School Supply Drive
    (08/18/2017)

    Each year Murphy & McGonigle collects school supplies to give to local charities in our communities so that more children have the materials they need to start the school year off right.

  • "Senior Investors: Litigation Trends and Regulatory Update" - PLI CLE Webinar
    08/16/2017 | (08/16/2017)

    This Briefing will provide a roadmap of common plaintiffs' arguments and defendants' rebuttal arguments in actions filed by or on behalf of elder investors. Elizabeth M. Del Cid and Sharon A. O’Shaughnessy of Murphy & McGonigle will discuss recent rules and notices published by the regulators on senior investors, the standards of proof for financial elder abuse that arise in these cases in major jurisdictions (NY, CA, FL, VA, and NC), and the potential civil and criminal penalties that may be imposed.

  • Reminder: T+2 Settlement Cycle begins September 5, 2017
    (08/02/2017)

    Securities industry participants should be well-prepared for the introduction of a shortened settlement period for most broker-dealer securities transactions.[1]  Effective on September 5, 2017, amended Exchange Act Rule 15c6-1 prohibits a broker-dealer from effecting or entering into a contract for the purchase or sale of a security that provides for payment of funds and delivery of securities later than T+2, unless otherwise expressly agreed to by the parties at the time of the transaction.[2]  As the SEC has explained: “The amended rule [applies] the T+2 settlement cycle to the same securities transactions currently covered by the T+3 settlement cycle.  These include transactions for stocks, bonds, municipal securities, exchange-traded funds, certain mutual funds, and limited partnerships that trade on an exchange.”[3]

  • What is a Regulation SHO bona-fide market maker?
    Journal of Investment Compliance | (2017)

    What is a Regulation SHO bona-fide market maker? As discussed below, this actually is a trick question, because Regulation SHO does not contemplate that a broker-dealer would have the status of a “bona-fide market maker,” but focuses on whether a market maker is engaged in “bona-fide market making activities.”

  • Justices’ Securities Docket Could Reflect Class-Action Focus
    Securities Law Daily, Bloomberg BNA | (07/19/2017)

    James Goldfarb and Steve Crimmins comment on how Justices’ Securities Docket Could Reflect Class-Action Focus.

    Did Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase breach their state-law fiduciary and contractual obligations to mutual fund clients by not telling them about certain beneficial fee arrangements?

    The U.S. Supreme Court, which has signaled a strong interest in class securities litigation, could resolve the question during its coming term ( Holtz v. JPMorgan Bank N.A., U.S., No. 16-1536, petition filed 6/22/17; Goldberg v. Bank of America N.A., U.S., No. 16-1541, petition filed6/21/17).

  • The Scandal Over Hobby Lobby’s Purchase of 5,500 Smuggled Artifacts, Explained
    Artsy | (07/07/2017)

    Steve Feldman comments on Hobby Lobby’s purchase of smuggled artifacts.