Murphy & McGonigle serves the regulatory, enforcement defense, litigation, and counseling needs of clients across the full spectrum of the financial services industry – from national and international securities markets and exchanges to national banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers, and hedge funds.
Many of the firm’s partners formerly served in senior positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Department of Justice, FINRA, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the New York State Department of Financial Services, and several served in senior legal positions at major Wall Street financial institutions.
Murphy & McGonigle has been named a National Tier One law firm in Securities Litigation, Securities Regulation, and Corporate Law by a leading industry survey. The Firm operates in New York, Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA.
Claiborne (Clay) W. Porter is Head of Investigations and a Managing Director in the Global Investigations & Compliance practice at Navigant. Through his supervisory roles and as a Trial Attorney in the United States Department of Justice's Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section ("MLARS"), Clay gained extensive experience managing complex, international and domestic financial investigations in matters relating to money laundering, the Bank Secrecy Act ("BSA") / AML laws and regulations, U.S. economic sanctions, and anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws.
Eric A. Bensky focuses on securities litigation and enforcement, with an emphasis on representing prime brokers, clearing firms, and other broker-dealers in court, arbitration, and regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings. Over the past several years, he has represented broker-dealers and their personnel in regulatory examinations, investigations, and enforcement proceedings concerning anti-money laundering obligations, particularly with respect to the monitoring, investigation, and reporting of potentially suspicious activity. Non-broker-dealer clients have included a leading national and international bank, a major mutual fund complex, public companies and their officers and directors, individuals and entities suspected of or charged with insider trading, investment advisory firms, and hedge funds.