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Former SEC and DoJ attorney joins Murphy & McGonigle

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Former US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DoJ) attorney Lionel André (pictured) is joining Murphy & McGonigle as partner in the firm’s Washington DC Office.

"I am honoured and privileged to have been admitted as a partner in a premier Tier One Law Firm with such an impressive group of prominent lawyers,” says André, who brings more than 25 years of government experience to the firm, with thousands of hours logged prosecuting some of the country’s most strenuous cases.
Most recently, André served as Assistant United States Attorney in the Fraud and Public Corruption Section in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. At the Attorney’s Office, he served as senior litigation counsel and health care fraud coordinator in the Fraud and Public Corruption Section. André prosecuted criminal matters from grand jury to verdict in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He conducted numerous investigations involving wide-ranging violations of both federal and local criminal laws, using a variety of investigative tools, including wire interceptions, administrative and grand jury subpoenas, covert operations, cooperating witnesses, and search warrants. 
"I decided to leave the government at the conclusion of a lengthy health care fraud trial in November 2015. Thereafter, I engaged in the targeted search of various boutique firms where I believed that I could thrive. Murphy & McGonigle was the only firm that I considered. Based on the firm's reputation, business model and commitment to excellence, I knew it was a perfect fit for me. I'm happy that I made that move," he says.
Prior to joining the DOJ, André also spent time at the SEC where he prosecuted violators of federal securities laws and handled numerous matters in the areas of financial fraud, executive compensation, auditor independence, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, broker-dealer regulation and supervision, Internet fraud, micro-cap stock manipulation, "prime bank" securities fraud, unregistered distribution of securities, self-dealing by fund managers, and insider trading.
“I expect to leverage my knowledge and experience from nearly three decades of prosecuting SEC Enforcement matters and DOJ criminal matters to address our clients' most sensitive legal matters and to protect their interests,” says André.

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