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Murphy & McGonigle, P.C.

Financial Services Regulation

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What the team is known for

A strong broker-dealer outfit that continues to consolidate its position in the market. Noted for its handling of complex regulatory compliance questions and enforcement situations.Showcases broad expertise in cutting-edge matters such as the use of blockchain, digital currencies and artificial intelligence in the fintech space.Comprises a number of talented individuals with decades of experience in the broker-dealer space, with a number of attorneys also having held senior positions at the SEC and NYSE.

Strengths

Sources highly praise this "terrific firm, which is very cost-effective and gives wonderful advice. They have a deep bench of people with a lot of regulatory experience and competitive rates. I really enjoy working with them. They produce terrific, timely work."

"The firm has really built up experienced lawyers across the broker-dealer space," says a client, praising the "really strong partner-level bench."

Work highlights

Advised Clearpool on the US regulatory aspects of its acquisition by Bank of Montreal.

Notable practitioners

Howard Kramer is highly regarded for his work guiding broker-dealers through the complex US regulatory landscape. He offers experience on both sides of the equation, often directly advising the regulatory authorities on emerging policy issues.
"He is one of the deans of the Bar. An expert in particular on markets and exchanges. He is extremely smart and capable.""Howard is very helpful with the rules, quick to respond, friendly and good to work with. He knows the industry really well and has been around a long time."

Matthew Comstock is highly regarded for his expertise in broker-dealer compliance matters. He routinely provides counsel to clients undergoing examination by the SEC and FINRA.
"I like him a lot. He is a really solid lawyer." "Matt is great with net capital rules and financial responsibility rules for broker-dealers."

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Financial Services Regulation Department

Murphy & McGonigle, P.C.

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1001 G Street N.W.

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

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20001

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Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance)


Howard L Kramer
Band 1
Matthew Comstock
Band 3