Electronic Brokerage Veteran Joins Murphy & McGonigle as Partner
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Joseph C. Lombard, a former Archipelago Holdings executive and market structure counsel to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt, has joined Murphy & McGonigle as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office.

Lombard has broad business, legal and policy experience with the U.S. equity and options markets, as he served as the chief executive of an electronic brokerage firm, regulator, policy-maker, lawyer and board member. Lombard is also alumnus of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and an experienced enforcement defense counsel. He will work closely with the firm’s SEC Enforcement Group, led by Thomas J. McGonigle, veteran defense counsel.

In today’s press release at PR Newswire, James A. Murphy, chairman of Murphy & McGonigle was quoted as saying: “We are thrilled to have someone of Joe’s profile within the financial services industry join our growing team. Joe brings a great depth of knowledge and an insider’s perspective on the technological and regulatory changes that are transforming the electronic trading industry.”


Murphy & McGonigle is a law firm specializing in sophisticated high-stakes commercial litigation, the defense of SEC and other government and SRO investigations and provision of regulatory guidance to broker/dealers, investment advisers and other financial services firms. In addition to counseling the financial services industry, Murphy & McGonigle represents public companies and their officers and directors in high stakes litigation matters, as well as governmental investigations and enforcement proceedings. The Litigation Group, headed by Murphy, has served as lead counsel for financial institutions in some of the highest stakes cases brought in recent years, including securities class actions, auction rate securities cases, the “bank sweep” cases and mortgage securitization litigation.

Murphy & McGonigle operates out of offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia.

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