Matthew B. Comstock

Matthew B. Comstock: Attorney with Murphy & McGonigle
  • Shareholder at Murphy & McGonigle (52 Attorneys)
  • 1001 G Street NW, Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20001
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Mr. Comstock has a diverse practice covering all aspects of the broker-dealer and trading and markets business. He regularly advises broker-dealer, hedge fund and other clients on a variety of transactional, compliance and regulatory matters. His areas of expertise include broker-dealer financial responsibility, broker-dealer liquidations, securities credit regulation, compliance with self-regulatory organization rules, short selling, regulations governing market manipulation, securities lending, soft dollars, prime brokerage, and market structure. He has particular experience and expertise dealing with the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act applicable to broker-dealers, including provisions relating to securities-based swap dealers.

Mr. Comstock’s recent significant matters include representing major financial services firms in matters relating to cross-border broker-dealer registration and operations issues and in developing novel and complex investment products and services.

Mr. Comstock was an attorney in the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets, where he held the positions of Branch Chief, Special Counsel and Staff Attorney in the Office of Financial Responsibility. He had responsibility for a variety of matters relating to broker-dealer net capital requirements, customer protection, broker-dealer books and records requirements, margin and broker-dealer liquidations.

Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honors Society, 1995). Recipient: Faculty Award for Excellence in Legal Scholarship, 1994; Fulbright Scholar, 1994-1995.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Broker-Dealer Advisory and Counseling
  • Trading and Markets Counseling
  • FinTech and Blockchain

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202-661-7034  Phone
202-365-0911  Cell Phone
202-661-7059  Fax
University Attended:
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business - University of Pittsburgh, M.B.A., 1995; University of Pittsburgh, B.A., Economics, 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1995; Universitat Augsburg, LL.M., 1995
Year of First Admission:
1996, Pennsylvania; 1997, New Jersey; 2008, District of Columbia
American Bar Association (Broker-Dealer Committee of the Business Law Section).
Birth Information:
Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, December 7, 1968

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