Murphy & McGonigle, P.C. announced today that Howard Kramer has joined the firm as a shareholder in its Washington office. Mr. Kramer’s arrival continues the strong trend of top regulatory and litigation talent joining the financial services boutique law firm founded in 2010.
"Howard is a superb addition to our firm. He adds a tremendous depth of experience to our existing trading and markets practice group,” said James Murphy, Chairman of Murphy & McGonigle. “Howard brings an impeccable reputation as a senior adviser to major financial institutions, markets and securities exchanges. We are indeed fortunate to be able to add Howard's talents as we continue to grow our All-Star Trading and Markets and Regulatory Enforcement teams," continued Murphy.
Mr. Kramer represents clients in trading and markets and broker-dealer regulation, compliance, and investigations and regularly advises and defends leading financial institutions. He focuses on trading rules, derivatives, alternative trading systems, and broker-dealer regulatory and compliance issues. Prior to returning to private practice, Mr. Kramer served 16 years at the SEC, including as Senior Associate Director and Associate Director of the Division of Market Regulation (now known as the Division of Trading and Markets). Mr. Kramer graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.
"I am extremely pleased and honored to join my good friends and former SEC colleagues at Murphy & McGonigle," said Mr. Kramer. "It is truly a unique law firm and I am excited to be a part of it."