Two Murphy & McGonigle Lawyers Named “Rising Stars”

September 13, 2018 (New York, NY)

For the second consecutive year, two lawyers from financial services and regulatory law firm Murphy & McGonigle, Sharon O’Shaughnessy and Elizabeth Del Cid, have been recognized as “Rising Stars” in the New York Metro region by Super Lawyers.

Ms. O’Shaughnessy is recognized as a top-rated Criminal Defense: White Collar attorney, while Ms. Del Cid is listed as top-rated in the field of Securities Litigation.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a multiphase selection process, combining peer nominations and evaluations with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Ms. O’Shaughnessy concentrates her practice in the areas of white collar and regulatory enforcement defense. She has represented companies and individuals accused of business crimes, public corruption, securities law violations, and fraudulent practices by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and State Attorneys General.

In 2017, Ms. O’Shaughnessy was recognized for her distinguished pro bono service to the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program. She is also a Chair of Murphy & McGonigle’s Women’s Initiative, which hosts, sponsors, and participates in a variety of programs that advance the development of women in law.

Ms. Del Cid has appeared before federal and state judges at the civil and criminal level, FINRA arbitrators, regulatory agencies, and administrative officers in various states throughout the country.  She has advised a myriad of clients, from major broker-dealers to RIAs to registered representatives and financial advisors. She is also a FINRA arbitrator.

In 2018, Ms. Del Cid was named to the American Bar Association’s “On the Rise” list as one of the nation’s top 40 young lawyers. She also received the Top Lawyers Under 40 Award from the Hispanic National Bar Association in 2017.