Two Murphy & McGonigle lawyers have been recognized in the Super Lawyers Metro New York rankings as “Rising Stars” for the third consecutive year. Elizabeth Del Cid has earned that honor in Securities Litigation, while Sharon O’Shaughnessy was listed as top-rated in the Criminal Defense: White Collar category.
“We congratulate Elizabeth and Sharon for this well-earned and repeated recognition,” said Thomas McGonigle, Executive Committee Member and Co-Founder of Murphy & McGonigle. “Our clients in the financial services industry value the contributions both Elizabeth and Sharon make to their businesses, so it is gratifying to know that their peers in the industry also recognize their excellence.”
In over 13 years of practice, Ms. Del Cid has appeared before federal and state judges at the civil and criminal level, FINRA arbitrators, the SEC’s Enforcement Division, and administrative officers in California, New York, and Iowa. She has advised a myriad of clients, from major broker-dealers to government agencies to individuals from Latin America. She has also been honored by the American Bar Association’s ‘On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers Award,’ and as an Hispanic National Bar Association’s Top Lawyers under 40 Award recipient.
Ms. O’Shaughnessy focuses her practice on white collar criminal litigation and regulatory enforcement defense. She has represented companies and individuals accused of business crimes, public corruption, securities law violations, and fraudulent practices by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and State Attorneys General. She is also experienced in complex commercial litigation and has represented numerous corporations and individuals in disputes involving business divorce, fraud, and other contractual issues. Ms. O’Shaughnessy is dedicated to pro bono service and has served as a Volunteer Attorney for the New York City Bar Association’s Legal Clinic for the Homeless since 2014.
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a multiphase selection process, combining peer nominations and evaluations with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.