Fifteen lawyers have left law firm LeClairRyan to form a new firm called Murphy & McGonigle. Murphy & McGonigle will focus on representing public companies and individuals in high-stakes litigation and governmental investigations and enforcement proceedings. The new firm announced that it has launched with offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia.
Six of Murphy & McGonigle’s partners served in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, some in senior management positions, including a former Associate Director, an Assistant Director and three Branch Chiefs. Thomas J. McGonigle, co-founder of Murphy & McGonigle, said that the “core of this Group has been working together since our days at the SEC.”