• Financial services law firm Murphy & McGonigle announced today the appointment of two attorneys as new Office Managing Partners (OMP) at the Firm. Katherine McGrail, litigation shareholder and the Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, becomes the new Office Managing Partner of the Virginia office, and litigation shareholder Andrew Melnick will serve as Office Managing Partner of the firm’s headquarters New York office. Both attorneys will also serve on the Firm’s Executive Committee, along with Elizabeth Lan Davis, Chair of Murphy & McGonigle; Tom McGonigle, Office Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office; and New York shareholder Leonard Amoruso.

  • Our earlier Client Alert described the amendments to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Rule 6432 that were adopted in light of the SEC’s amendments to Rule 15c2-11 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.   FINRA has issued Regulatory Notice 21-33 to specify its content and filing requirements for the standard Form 211 (filed by broker-dealer members) and the modified Form 211 and daily security file (filed by member Qualified Interdealer Quotation Systems).  

  • Recently there has been considerable discussion, debate, and confusion as to whether Rule 15c2-11 (Rule) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) applies to debt securities.   Although this article does not address the extent to which Rule 15c2-11 does or should apply to debt securities in general, it does focus on whether the Rule applies to one group of fixed income securities, namely "government securities" as defined in Section 3(a)(12)(A)(i) of the Exchange Act.   It concludes that, based on statutory structure, precedent, and policy, the Rule does not apply to such securities.

  • In the run-up to the September 28, 2021, Compliance Date for the amendments to Rule 15c2-11 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved amendments to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Rule 6432.   The amendments revise FINRA Form 211 and establish new requirements for "qualified inter-dealer quotation systems" (QIDQS).

  • Wyoming Blockchain Stampede
    09/21/2021 - 09/26/2021 | (09/15/2021)
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    Stephen Gannon of the firm's FinTech & Blockchain and Banking & Financial Services practices will be a speaker at the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede, hosted by The University of Wyoming's Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation. Murphy & McGonigle is proud to sponsor the event, which takes place from September 21-26. Mr. Gannon will be a guest speaker during the WyoHackathon event on September 23.

  • Digital Assets Week London
    10/18/2021 - 10/22/2021 | (09/14/2021)

    London Digital Asset Week will be focusing on two separate overriding subject areas across different summits during the week. Their goal is to bring the traditional funding and listing players together with new digital exchange and platform opportunities, and to advocate for the institutional adoption of digital assets.