Prominent DOJ Lawyer Joins Murphy & McGonigle
Robertson Park, a LIBOR Investigation Leader, Joins Blue-Chip Law Firm
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Murphy & McGonigle, P.C., announced today that Robertson Park has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Park's arrival is yet another milestone for this prestigious financial services law firm as it continues to attract top litigation and regulatory talent since first opening its doors in 2010.
Mr. Park, former Assistant Chief in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division, Department of Justice (DOJ), was a key member of the supervisory team leading the London Inter Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) investigation of Barclays. He was one of the principal attorneys responsible for securing the global settlement that included the DOJ, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the United Kingdom Financial Services Authority (FSA).
"Rob's in-depth knowledge and experience in corporate fraud and securities and commodities matters will be an invaluable asset as we continue to grow our white collar practice," said James A. Murphy, chairman of Murphy & McGonigle. "We have a real A-team here, and I'm very proud indeed that this great lawyer is now a key member."
"Rob has played critical roles in some of the highest-profile and most complex corporate fraud investigations in recent history," added Tom McGonigle, managing partner of the firm's D.C. office. "There's no doubt that demand for white collar services continues to grow as the government intensifies its focus on corporate fraud. Rob's DOJ experience and expertise will be of inestimable value to our clients in some of the most critical situations imaginable."
Among many other notable cases, Mr. Park was the longest-serving member of the DOJ trial team in the high-profile Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prosecution of Frederic Bourke, Jr., co-founder of the accessory company Dooney & Bourke, who was convicted in July 2009. It was a ground-breaking FCPA case for its focus on individuals rather than corporations. Mr. Park also served the DOJ as lead attorney in significant matters involving procurement, bankruptcy, health care, commodities, and other financial sector frauds.
Mr. Park was the recipient of the Assistant Attorney General's Award for the Safeguarding and Maintenance of Confidence in the American Marketplace in 2006 and 2007. He also received the Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service in 1999.
"Murphy & McGonigle is the ideal firm for lawyers whose highest priority is to ensure the most dedicated, most cost-effective levels of client service," said Mr. Park. "It is a culture where lawyers provide clients with a laser-like focus on their legal needs, unencumbered with the administrative and often bureaucratic responsibilities that can distract partners even at the finest of the larger firms."
"It is truly a law firm with a real mission and vision," added Mr. Park. "I am thrilled and fortunate to be a part of it."
Two years ago Murphy & McGonigle was founded on a law firm model that rigorously controls overhead, outsourcing non-core functions while providing clients with state-of-the-art technology and litigation support to assure optimal-quality support and maximum cost-efficiency. In the years since the financial collapse, that model has only become increasingly practicable for clients in financial services, as well as other diverse industries.
The firm serves the litigation, enforcement defense, and regulatory counseling needs of clients across the full spectrum of the financial services industry, from national banks, broker-dealers, investment advisors, and hedge funds to national and international markets and exchanges. Nine Murphy & McGonigle partners formerly served in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, some in senior management positions.
Murphy & McGonigle operates out of offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia. For more information on the firm, please visit www.mmlawus.com.
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