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Securities and Complex Commercial Litigation

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Representative Engagements

Our attorneys have substantial experience representing corporations, financial institutions, accounting firms and their executives in securities and complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States. 

Murphy & McGonigle serves as lead counsel or coordinating counsel for corporate defendants in multi-jurisdictional litigation, defends public companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, and represents financial institutions in numerous litigations involving claims of billions of dollars relating to residential mortgage-backed securities.

Representative engagements

  • Represented one of the world’s largest independent market makers in a putative class action alleging defendant market makers violated the Securities Act and state laws by selling unregistered securities. Our client successfully moved to dismiss 29 of plaintiffs’ 30 claims, and then we led the remaining defendants in successfully moving for summary judgment dismissing the remaining claim in Ohio federal court. 
  • Representing leading national securities exchanges in consolidated putative class actions filed in New York federal District Court following the release of Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys. The plaintiff alleged contractual breaches arising out of the exchanges’ method of data dissemination. Our clients obtained a full dismissal of all claims by the District Court.
  • Representing leading national securities exchanges in putative class action filed in New York federal court alleging claims of securities fraud relating to high-frequency trading. The District Court dismissed all claims.
  • Representing the Special Litigation Committee of the Board of Directors of a NYSE-listed company in investigating shareholder derivative claims concerning the fairness of a proposed multi-billion dollar merger transaction. 
  • Representing several mortgage originators in multiple civil actions in state court, federal court and bankruptcy court alleging billions of dollars in damages arising out of alleged breaches of representations and warranties with respect to mortgage loans.
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