James Murphy

founder of Murphy & McGonigle

James Murphy is the founder of Murphy & McGonigle, a U.S. law firm focused on the regulatory, compliance and litigation needs of the financial services sector. Murphy & McGonigle represents both incumbent financial institutions such as Wall Street investment banks, financial markets and regulated exchanges as well as many disruptors in the finance space leveraging new technologies. Mr. Murphy's firm has advised on numerous ICOs as well as on cryptoasset derivatives products and trading platforms. Murphy & McGonigle is an active participant in financial industry groups exploring blockchain technology applications, such as HyperLedger. Mr. Murphy's firm includes 11 partners who were formerly lawyers in senior positions at the SEC as well as lawyers formerly with the CFTC, FINRA and the New York Department of Financial Services. Mr. Murphy is involved with cryptocurrencies both as an investor and a miner.