NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Murphy & McGonigle, P.C. announced today that Andrew Melnick has joined the firm as a shareholder in its New York office. Mr. Melnick's arrival continues the strong trend of top litigation and regulatory talent joining the financial services law firm that was founded in 2010.
"Andy is an excellent lawyer who will make a great addition to our firm. He will further enhance the breadth and depth of capabilities representing and advising hedge funds, investment advisors, investment banks and asset managers in complex litigations and arbitrations, internal investigations, regulatory inquiries, employment matters, and compliance reviews," said James Murphy, Chairman of Murphy & McGonigle. Most recently, Melnick served as chief litigation counsel at RCS Capital Corporation (now Aretec Group), where he oversaw all litigations, investigations and regulatory inquiries for the firm, which had interests in sponsors and managers of alternative investments, wholesale brokerage distribution, investment banking, transfer agent operations, and the Cetera Financial Group independent broker-dealer network of over 9,100 registered representatives. Melnick also served as deputy general counsel, head of retail litigation at UBS Financial Services. "I'm truly excited to join the exceptionally talented group of lawyers at Murphy & McGonigle. The firm has an unparalleled and singular commitment to deliver sophisticated world class services to a wide range of clients," says Melnick. About Murphy & McGonigle Murphy & McGonigle, founded in 2010, was created based on an innovative law firm model that rigorously controls overhead while providing its attorneys and clients with state-of-the-art technology and litigation support to ensure both world-class service and maximum cost-efficiency. In the years since the financial crisis, that model has become increasingly attractive for clients in the financial services industry which has driven the rapid growth of the law firm.