GRAYROBINSON, P.A. is a full-service corporate Florida law firm with 300 attorneys and consultants in 14 cities across Florida. Particularly strong in commercial litigation, its 12 bankruptcy attorneys practice throughout thestate
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, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the New York State Department of Financial Services, and several served in senior executive positions in major financial institutions on Wall Street.
Murphy & McGonigle has been named a National Tier One law firm in Securities Litigation and Securities Regulation by a leading industry survey. The Firm operates in New York, Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA.
PATRICK SCOTT is a business bankruptcy specialist who has practiced for 38 years in the Ponzi-scheme-rich Southern District of Florida, both prosecuting and defending avoidance (clawback) actions. He has represented SIPC liquidation trustees, panel and plan trustees, debtors-in-possession, creditors' committees, and receivers, and often has defended recipients of transfers in bankruptcies and receiverships in Florida and in federal courts around the country. Pat has represented litigants in the forfeiture and clawback litigation arising from most major fraud cases in Florida, beginning with the 1980s Chase & Sanborn bank frauds, continuing through SIPC liquidations, and many Ponzi schemes in recent years. In the $300 million Rothstein case, he represented a variety of defendants, and exposed three fencing operations in the process. He has tried clawback cases before bankruptcy judges and jury. More than 40 decisions in his cases have been published in West's Reporters.
Eric A. Bensky focuses on securities litigation, with an emphasis on representing prime brokers, clearing firms, and other broker-dealers in court, arbitration, and regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings. He has represented brokerage firms and other clients in investigations and litigation (including clawback litigation) by receivers and trustees appointed in the wake of such Ponzi schemes as those involving Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, Arthur Nadel, Bradley Ruderman, Samuel Israel III’s Bayou funds, and John Natale’s Cambridge Partners. Eric also has extensive experience with issues involving anti-money laundering (AML), margin (including portfolio margin), and direct market access (DMA). 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.