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Banking & Finance

West Virginia

5 Years Ranked

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Provided by Sandra M Murphy

USA

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Sandra M. Murphy focuses her practice on acquisition, regulatory, enforcement, corporate governance and securities law matters for banks and other financial institutions. She also represents Community Bankers of West Virginia.

Admitted to practice in West Virginia and Virginia, Sandy has been engaged in major bank acquisitions by bank holding companies, including over 30 acquisitions in Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia by United Bankshares, West Virginia’s largest bank holding company. She has also assisted Summit Financial Group and First Community Bankshares with their Virginia and West Virginia acquisition activities.

Sandy’s regulatory practice encompasses the representation of clients before both state and federal regulatory agencies on a wide variety of matters, including regulatory enforcement actions, corporate activity and expansion activities and compliance issues.

In the securities area, Sandy advises bank holding company clients on a variety of issues and provides ongoing legal advice to bank holding company clients registered with the Securities Exchange Commission. Sandy also provides advice to the firm's financial institutions clients on corporate governance issues.

Through her work with West Virginia's banking associations, Sandy has assisted the banking industry in its legislative efforts and has been deeply involved in the passage of significant legislation affecting the financial services industry. Most recently, Sandy advised and advocated for the industry in the passage of favorable legislation implementing sweeping changes to West Virginia consumer protection laws and West Virginia's consumer late fee laws.

Professional Memberships

•American Bar Association

•West Virginia Bar Association

•Kanawha County Bar Association

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