• Murphy & McGonigle, P.C. announced today that Stephen J. Crimmins has joined the firm as a shareholder in its Washington DC and New York offices.  Mr. Crimmins’ arrival continues the strong trend of top litigation and regulatory talent joining the financial services law firm that was founded in 2010 and now numbers 43 lawyers.

  • Robertson Park quoted in Law 360 article,  "1st UK Conviction Gives More Ammunition To Libor Plaintiffs."  Monday's conviction of a former UBS AG trader over the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate will hand U.S. class action plaintiffs another weapon to fire at big banks in their ongoing litigation over the benchmark interest rate, experts say.

  • Former SEC enforcement official and Murphy & McGonigle partner, Stephen Crimmins discusses the SEC’s in-house court in Law 360 article, SEC Won’t Back Down After Latest In-House Court Setback.  An ultimatum from a New York federal judge on Monday gives the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission another reason to reconsider an aspect of how its controversial in-house court is run, yet attorneys expect the agency won’t give up so easily and address what another federal jurist has said is an “easily cured” problem.

  • Steven Feldman will present “Ripped from the Headlines: Managing Environmental Investigations, Regulatory Enforcement Actions, and Criminal Inquiries,” a Corporate Counsel sponsored event at the Environmental Compliance and Commitment Legal Summit.

  • On July 20, The New York Times reported that the New York State Department of Financial Services has stepped up its investigation of Promontory Financial Group, a leading global financial services consulting firm. Promontory is under the department's scrutiny for having allegedly doctored a report on international sanctions compliance, which Promontory prepared for a client bank to submit to federal and state regulators. If New York takes action against Promontory, it would be the third major consulting firm in as many years that the regulator will have punished for sanitizing problematic regulatory reports in response to bank pressure. The department has already fined Deloitte $10 million and imposed a one-year ban on agency-related work for similar misconduct, and has likewise fined PricewaterhouseCoopers $25 million and imposed a two-year agency ban.

  • Tom Fox of the Compliance and Ethics Report podcast interviewed Tim to discuss the recently handed down FIFA indictments. (Compliance & Ethics Report #179)