Best Lawyers in America Recognizes “Lawyer of the Year” and Nine Attorneys from Murphy & McGonigle

August 19, 2021 (New York, NY)

For the second consecutive year, Murphy & McGonigle has earned a ‘Lawyer of the Year’ honor in Securities Regulation, along with nine individual honorees and two lawyers on the ‘Ones to Watch’ list in the Best Lawyers in America 2022 Edition, announced today.

In addition to being named the "Lawyer of the Year" in Securities Regulation - Richmond, VA, James A. Murphy, Chairman and Co-Founder, has been named one of the ‘Best Lawyers in America 2022’ in multiple practice areas. Last year, Thomas J. McGonigle, Co-Founder of the firm and Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office, was named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Securities Regulation – Washington, D.C. by Best Lawyers.

Murphy & McGonigle’s Securities Regulation Practice is widely recognized in the financial services industry, with 15 former SEC lawyers, three from the CFTC, and alumni of FINRA, OCC, and CME Group.

Daniel Payne and Katherine McGrail are each named to the ‘Ones to Watch’ list by Best Lawyers, both recognized in multiple practices. Ms. McGrail is recognized in Litigation – Securities and Securities Regulation, and Mr. Payne for Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law, and Securities Regulation.

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers regarding the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

The full list of Best Lawyers in America honorees from Murphy & McGonigle for 2022 is below:

"Lawyer of the Year"

James A. Murphy (Securities Regulation – Richmond, VA)

Murphy & McGonigle – Best Lawyers in America 2022*

Lionel André (2021)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar   

Christian R. Bartholomew (2011)
Litigation - Securities
Securities Regulation    

Stephen J. Crimmins (2007)
Litigation - Securities
Securities Regulation

Thomas A. Ferrigno (2009)
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law

Joseph I. Goldstein (2007)
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Litigation - Securities
Securities Regulation    

Howard L. Kramer (2017)
Securities Regulation

Thomas J. McGonigle (2007)
Litigation - Securities
Securities Regulation

Paul A. Merolla (2010)
Banking and Finance Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

James A. Murphy (2010)
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Corporate Law
Securities Regulation

"Ones to Watch"

Katherine McGrail (2021)
Litigation - Securities
Securities Regulation

Daniel M. Payne (2021)
Commercial Litigation
Financial Services Regulation Law
Securities Regulation
    
*Year in parentheses notes first year named to ‘Best Lawyers in America’