James Murphy Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’; Eight Others Earn Best Lawyers in America Recognition

August 15, 2019 (New York, NY)

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.

“Since the goal of our firm since its inception nine years ago has been to assemble highly specialized talent in the financial services sector, the recognition of so many of our lawyers by Best Lawyers in a America is a validation of our strategy,” said Thomas McGonigle, Executive Committee member and Co-founder of the Murphy & McGonigle. “We are honored to be have our lawyers included in this listing, particularly since so many of them are noted for their excellence in multiple practice areas.”

The following Murphy & McGonigle lawyers have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2020, along with the practice areas in which they have been recognized:

James Murphy - “Lawyer of the Year”

Securities Regulation
Richmond, VA

James Murphy

Administrative / Regulatory Law
Corporate Law
Securities Regulation

Christian R. Bartholomew

Litigation – Securities
Securities Regulation

Carol Elder Bruce

Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White Collar

Stephen Crimmins

Litigation – Securities
Securities Regulation

William E. Donnelly

Litigation – Securities

Joseph I. Goldstein

Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Litigation Securities
Securities Regulation

Howard Kramer

Securities Regulation

Thomas J. McGonigle

Litigation – Securities
Securities Regulation

Paul Merolla

Banking and Finance Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

Best Lawyers in America recognition is based entirely on peer review. The Best Lawyers methodology captures the consensus opinions of leading lawyers regarding the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Murphy & McGonigle serves the litigation, enforcement defense, and regulatory counseling needs of clients across the full spectrum of the financial services industry – from national banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers, and hedge funds, to national and international securities markets and exchanges. Many of the firm’s partners formerly served in senior positions at the US Department of Justice, SEC, FINRA, CFTC, and the New York State Department of Financial Services, and several served in senior executive positions in major financial institutions on Wall Street.