Financial services law firm Murphy & McGonigle, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, announced today that it has opened a new office in San Francisco, CA. Mauricio S. Beugelmans, an accomplished financial services and securities lawyer with both in-house and law firm experience in the Bay Area, will lead the San Francisco office. The Murphy & McGonigle office will be located at 44 Montgomery Street in the city.
“This is an exciting move for us. The Bay Area is a dynamic market for financial services and innovation across all industries, so the opening of our San Francisco office is highly strategic, given our focus,” said James Murphy, Chairman of Murphy & McGonigle. “We have a strong base of institutional financial services clients in the Bay Area as well as a number of innovative early stage clients leveraging blockchain, AI and IOT. Our office in San Francisco will position us to enhance our service offerings to our West Coast clientele.”
Mr. Beugelmans, who joined the firm recently from Schiff Hardin, previously held roles at leading financial services firms Morgan Stanley and Charles Schwab. He also founded and led his own boutique financial services law firm in the Bay Area for several years.
“The firm’s laser focus on the financial services industry and regulatory matters and the accumulation of top-flight legal talent are what attracted me most to the firm,” said Mr. Beugelmans. “I don’t think any law firm – even the largest – has a deeper bench to service my financial services clients in all aspects of litigation, regulatory, and employment matters. For example, there are currently 18 former SEC lawyers at Murphy & McGonigle.”
Mr. Beugelmans said he expects to add lawyers to the office in the coming months. “Murphy & McGonigle is a law firm on the move. I expect we will be an attractive option for some of the top lawyers in the Bay Area” added Mr. Beugelmans.
The San Francisco office marks the fourth office for Murphy & McGonigle, which also operates in New York, NY; Washington, DC; and Richmond, VA.