New York (HedgeCo.net) – Former SEC Official J Matthew B. Comstock has joined hedge fund law firm Murphy & McGonigle, P.C. as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Comstock brings to the firm experience advising clients with respect to securities trading practices, broker-dealer financial responsibility, and provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.
“We are very pleased to have Matt join our team,” said James A. Murphy, chairman of Murphy & McGonigle. “Matt’s extraordinary breadth and depth of experience in broker-dealer and cutting-edge securities market regulation issues will significantly enhance our ability to serve our financial services clients.” Tom McGonigle, managing partner of the firm’s D.C. office, added, “Matt’s vast knowledge and thoughtful approach to trading and market structure issues will be a tremendous addition to our Regulatory Counseling Practice Group, particularly during this period of rapid regulatory change.”
Comstock served with the SEC from 2000 until 2006 in the SEC’s Office of Financial Responsibility. As Branch Chief, Mr. Comstock’s responsibilities included broker-dealer financial responsibility, broker-dealer liquidations, securities credit regulation, and compliance with self-regulatory organization rules. He will join Joe Lombard and Larry Bergmann (both former SEC officials) in Murphy & McGonigle’s Regulatory Counseling Practice Group in Washington, D.C.
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