Former SEC Deputy Chief Litigation Counsel Joins Murphy & McGonigle

August 17, 2015

Stephen J. Crimmins, SEC and Litigation Veteran, Joins Law Firm

Murphy & McGonigle, P.C. announced today that Stephen J. Crimmins has joined the firm as a shareholder in its Washington DC and New York offices.  Mr. Crimmins’ arrival continues the strong trend of top litigation and regulatory talent joining the financial services law firm that was founded in 2010 and now numbers 43 lawyers.

“Steve is a great addition to our firm. He is well known and respected by the defense bar as a thoughtful, collegial and highly-effective trial lawyer,” said James Murphy, Chairman of Murphy & McGonigle.  “Steve adds to our deep pool of former SEC Enforcement lawyers, bringing 14 years of experience at the SEC, first as a trial attorney and then as the Deputy Chief Litigation Counsel,” continued Murphy.

Mr. Crimmins defends clients in investigations, Wells submissions, settlement negotiations, litigation, trials and appeals involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Justice Department and a wide range of financial services regulators. He also litigates private securities and other commercial cases, leads internal investigations, and provides strategic advice and counseling on financial regulatory matters.  Before returning to private law practice a decade ago, he co-managed the SEC’s large Trial Unit prosecuting hundreds of jury and non-jury securities cases in federal courts around the country and in SEC administrative proceedings.

“I am extremely pleased and honored to join my good friends and former SEC colleagues at Murphy & McGonigle and present my experience to a wide range of clients,” said Mr. Crimmins.  “I look forward to joining a law firm with a clear mission and shared vision to deliver world-class service.  I am excited to be a part of it.”

Mr. Crimmins is the Chairperson of the DC Bar’s 2500-lawyer Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section, leads other securities bar groups, speaks and writes frequently on securities enforcement topics, and has testified twice before Congress in recent years on SEC matters.