Joseph Lombard Joins Murphy & McGonigle in Washington, D.C.

Joseph C. Lombard has joined law firm Murphy & McGonigle as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. The firm announced this week that Lombard will work with its SEC Enforcement Group.

Previously, Lombard was an executive with Archipelago Holdings, where he was President of Wave Securities, the company’s institutional electronic brokerage subsidiary. He has also worked as Managing Director in the Global Equities division of Merrill Lynch.

From 1999 to 2001, Lombard was Senior Counsel for Market Regulation to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt. He also served as a staff attorney in the Division of Enforcement of the SEC.

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Mr. Lombard gained the core of his business experience as a member of the executive team at Archipelago Holdings, where he was President of Wave Securities, the company’s institutional electronic brokerage subsidiary, from 2001 to 2006. He reported during that time to the CEO of Archipelago Holdings. He also held the senior executive position at the company’s U.K and Canadian subsidiaries. He was a key participant in the sale of Wave to Merrill Lynch in early 2006, the time of the closing of the historic NYSE/Archipelago merger.

From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Lombard served as Managing Director in the Global Equities division of Merrill Lynch, reporting to the head of Global Cash Equity Trading. In addition to facilitating the integration of Wave into Merrill Lynch’s institutional business, Mr. Lombard co-ran the broker-dealer execution services business during his tenure there. In early 2008, he joined a leading routing and linkage broker as an advisor and member of the board of directors. He served in those capacities until October 2009.

Prior to his tenure at Archipelago, Mr. Lombard was Senior Counsel for Market Regulation to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt from 1999 to 2001. He advised Chairman Levitt on all matters relating to equity and options market structure during that time, with a particular focus on policy and legal issues relating to electronic markets.

From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Lombard practiced law at the Washington, D.C. office of O’Melveny & Myers, counseling broker-dealer and investment advisor clients and representing them in regulatory and enforcement inquiries. During that time, he was also Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching a masters level course on the enforcement of the federal securities laws. Mr. Lombard began his legal career in 1990 as a staff attorney in the Division of Enforcement of the SEC.

Since 2000, Mr. Lombard has been a member of the board of directors of Recovery Point, a leading provider of integrated disaster recovery and business continuity solutions.

Education

J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1990

M.Sc. (Econ) with distinction London School of Economics, 1987

B.A., cum laude, Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences, 1986

Admissions

Maryland
Virginia
District of Columbia

Legal Experience

  • Murphy & McGonigle, Washington, DC, 2010 to present
  • OES Holdings, Princeton, New Jersey, 2007 – 2009
  • Merrill Lynch & Co., Chicago, Illinois, 2006 – 2007
  • Archipelago Holdings, Chicago, Illinois, 2001 – 2006
  • Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Chairman, Washington, DC, 1999 – 2001
  • O’Melveny & Myers, Washington, DC, 1995 – 1999
  • McSweeney, Burtch & Crump, Richmond, Virginia, 1993 – 1995
  • Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, Washington, DC, 1990 – 1993