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.
Lawyers from the financial services law firm Murphy & McGonigle have been widely recognized in the 2020 Best Lawyers in America listing, announced today by Best Lawyers. Chairman and Co-Founder James Murphy has been named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Securities Regulation (Richmond, VA), and eight other lawyers have been recognized as Best Lawyers in America, many of them in multiple practice areas.
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.
Noting that “law firms are increasingly becoming involved in the development of technology,” resulting in “a new kind of law firm that looks as much like a fintech startup as a legal outlet,” Forbes covers Murphy & McGonigle’s innovative Blockchain Litigation Database.
In an article from the WLF Legal Pulse, shareholder Daniel Alter of the firm’s FinTech & Blockchain Practice reviews the recent developments of the U.S. Congress regarding its response to the planned wallet services for Libra, a Facebook-backed cryptocurrency projected to launch in 2020.
Christina Hill and Katherine McGrail were the featured speakers at the July 17 Greater Richmond Compliance Roundtable covering the topic, “Essentials of Forms U4 and U5, Expungements, and Regulation Best Interest.” The event was held at Murphy & McGonigle’s Richmond Office.
Murphy & McGonigle, the financial services and regulatory law firm, announced today that Thomas A. Ferrigno, a former Chief Counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, has joined the firm as a Shareholder.