The Women’s Initiative of Murphy & McGonigle, P.C.


Our Joint Mission

Murphy & McGonigle is committed to supporting its women attorneys by building and maintaining a culture of equality and support.  The purpose of Murphy & McGonigle’s Women’s Initiative is to attract, retain, and champion top-flight female legal talent.  The Women’s Initiative hosts, sponsors, and participates in several efforts that advance the development of women in law.

Involved in the Community

Throughout the year, members of the Women’s Initiative are actively involved with organizations and events that value the participation of female professionals.  The following are groups with which we have joined hands:

  • Virginia Council on Women
    • Sponsor, 2016 STEM Scholarship Essay Contest (April 20, 2016)
  • Financial Women's Association (FWA)
    • FWA 60th Anniversary Gala, Women of the Year Awards at the Grand Hyatt New York
  • Securities Industry And Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
    •   “C&L 2016 Annual Seminar”, Orlando, Florida, March 13-16, 2016
      • “Private Client: Managing Regulatory Exams and Avoiding Enforcement Actions” (panelist Hannah Berkowitz), March 16, 2016
      • “Teambuilding Activity: Build a Bike Charity” (participants Tina Hill and Kate McGrail), March 14, 2016

      •   “Sunday Nightcap: Scotch, Cigars, Wine and Chocolate” hosted by Bates Group and Murphy & McGonigle (participants Hannah Berkowitz, Elizabeth Del Cid, Tina Hill, and Kate McGrail, March 13, 2016
  • Inter-American Bar Association (IABA)
    • “Introduction to FINRA Securities Arbitration” Luncheon Series with Executive Vice President and Director of Dispute Resolution at FINRA Richard Berry (moderator Elizabeth Del Cid and panelist Kate McGrail), New York, New York, February 5, 2016


  • St. Aloysius School in Harlem, New York
  • Financial Women Association (FWA)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
Members of the Women's Initiative Pro bono/Volunteer Activities:
  • Pro bono work for the New York City Bar Association's Legal Clinic for the Homeless, representing residents of homeless shelters on a variety of matters related to challenging denials of public benefits, including cash assistance, food stamps, public housing, and public housing subsidies.
  • Volunteers as an Attorney Mentor for Legal Outreach, a legal education non-profit that prepares urban youth from underserved communities in New York City to compete at high academic levels.
The Women's Initiative of Murphy & McGonigle's in the News:

To learn more, please contact us.

Elizabeth Del Cid – EdelCid@mmlawus.com

Kate McGrail – KmcGrail@mmlawus.com