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Morgan Stanley’s Exit from Broker Protocol is Stern Warning to Broker-Dealers, Competition

Experts fear Morgan Stanley’s exit from the Protocol for Broker Recruiting is a stern warning to broker-dealers planning to leave the wirehouse and to the firms planning to hire or absorb these individuals. The clear message, say lawyers, is that doing so would lead to more payback in courts or in arbitration. Other broker-dealer firms are […]


By Joseph M. Patchen When you get on a plane, whether you are the pilot or the passenger, you make a visual check and a mental note of your exit plan in case of emergency. It doesn’t take long and hopefully never becomes important — but you always do it. Likewise, when successful business owners […]

Seven Partners from Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLC have been named 2018 “Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers® and CPM Partner, Dennis Concilla, named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year”

August 18, 2017 – Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP is proud to announce that seven partners from their firm have been named 2018 “Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers® and CPM Partner, Dennis J. Concilla, has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Litigation / Securities. This prestigious recognition is awarded […]

Tee It Up for Success

Golf instructors and PGA pros will tell you that the key factor in a consistent and repeatable golf swing is the set-up. The alignment of the ball, the club and the player is the basis for everything that follows. If the ball is too far forward, too far back, too far away, or too close, […]

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Legislative and regulatory mandates relating to cybersecurity for businesses are ever increasing. This reflects a growing concern over unlawful appropriation and misuse of a company’s sensitive information about its business, intellectual property, and customers, and information of third parties with whom the company does business or has contractual relationships. Many states already have statutes with […]

Lawyers Sanctioned for Unilaterally Terminating Deposition

Trial lawyers beware: Ongoing relevancy objections are no basis for terminating a deposition, according to one federal court. Even if the objecting lawyers believed that the questioning was intended to further discovery in an unrelated case, they risked sanctions by summarily ending the deposition. Instead, the lawyers should have expressly invoked Federal Rule 30, built […]