Boston-based Law Firm Murphy & King Launches New White Collar Defense Practice

January 16, 2018


Murphy & King, Professional Corporation has recently launched a White Collar Defense and Internal Investigation practice and hired veteran attorney Daniel Rabinovitz to lead the new practice group. Rabinovitz has joined Murphy & King as a shareholder of the firm and is an experienced business, securities, and white collar litigation attorney. In this new role, he will work with other Murphy & King attorneys to represent individual and corporate clients by helping them navigate the complex landscape arising out of regulatory and governmental investigations as well as criminal prosecutions.

Harold B. Murphy, shareholder and founder of Murphy & King, says this is the right time to add a new practice area to the firm. “It has been important to us over the past several years to develop a White Collar practice, but we knew we needed the right attorney to lead it. Dan Rabinovitz is that person. He has decades of experience in this area of the law, as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. Above all, he’s a consummate trial lawyer, which allows him to achieve the best results possible for our clients. The fact that he is not just willing but excited to bring a case to trial means that his adversaries are more likely to capitulate. If the government will not capitulate, our White Collar group is ready to attack the government’s case and provide a top notch courtroom defense for our clients. “

Prior to Joining Murphy & King, Rabinovitz specialized in white collar defense at several law firms including the Boston firms of Michaels Ward & Rabinovitz, and Dwyer & Collora, and most recently at Greenberg Traurig. Early in his career, Rabinovitz spent seven years as a criminal prosecutor in the Cook County Attorney’s office in Illinois.

Trying cases has been a passion of Rabinovitz for many years. He is a Program Director for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Boston Trial program, where he leads a week long program assisting less experienced trial attorneys developing their skills—a program that culminates in a mock jury trial.

“I am thrilled that Murphy & King has given me the opportunity to lead this new practice area of the firm,” said Rabinovitz. “Murphy & King has always been passionate about providing their litigation clients with the best defense possible, including taking cases to trial. While I always attempt to resolve a case short of trial, if my adversary is unreasonable, I jumped at the chance to convince a judge or jury to find in favor of my client. That shared philosophy is the cornerstone of why Murphy & King is such a great fit for me and for the firm.” Rabinovitz will also continue to handle complex business litigation and securities related litigation.

Murphy & King’s White Collar Defense and Internal Investigation practice group offers clients representation by attorneys with substantial law enforcement and prosecutorial experience, including Rabinovitz and Daniel J. Dwyer. Daniel Dwyer, a former criminal prosecutor and DEA special agent, has successfully tried cases in a variety of fields and is one of few lawyers nationally to have defeated the bankruptcy estate of Lehman Brothers in its litigation campaign against former managing directors to recover their signing bonuses, and he did so three times. He recently obtained summary judgment in U.S. District Court for an investment firm and its principal on $21 million of $29 million sought by a plaintiff investor. Dwyer also handles selected fiduciary and tort litigation. In 2013, for example, he prevailed at trial for 14 Scituate homeowners in a suit against a neighboring gun range, obtaining a permanent injunction and compensatory damages.

“Our new practice is off to a great start with some of the most experienced trial attorneys in Boston, Dan Rabinovitz and Dan Dwyer who are experts in the field of white collar defense,” said Murphy.

Since 1980, Murphy & King, Professional Corporation has been “unraveling complexity” for its clients through prompt, practical and cost-effective solutions to the legal needs of individuals and businesses. From startup and incorporation, to maintaining day to day operations, to resolving internal and external disputes, Murphy & King attorneys are skilled at effectively and efficiently unraveling the inherent complexities of each client’s business to ensure that it can attain its maximum potential. The firm’s principal areas of practice are Business Litigation, Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring, Corporate and Real Estate Transactions and White Collar Defense and Internal Investigation. The firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice received the top tier placement among law firms in Boston in U.S. News’ Best Lawyers 2017 for Bankruptcy.

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