SOURCE: Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney

September 03, 2013 15:14 ET

Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney PC Expands White Collar and Complex Litigation Groups With Additions of Two Experienced Trial Attorneys

James Lassart and Adrian Driscoll Join Firm's San Francisco Office

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2013) - Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney PC deepens its bench of top-tier trial attorneys with the additions of experienced litigators James A. Lassart and Adrian G. Driscoll in its White Collar and Complex Litigation practices.

"Jim and Adrian add significant depth and experience to our White Collar and Complex Litigation practices, which have grown steadily over the last five years," said Michael P. Bradley, Managing Director of Murphy Pearson. "We find that our core strengths -- particularly in representing fiduciaries, including legal and financial professionals, corporate directors and officers -- have created a natural synergy and increasing demand from our clients for white collar, crisis management and complex litigation services. Based on this, we set out to find the best and brightest -- and we're confident we've done well."

Lassart, who joins Murphy Pearson as senior trial counsel, has handled more than 100 jury trials and brings an extensive history of representing corporations and individuals in the investigation and litigation of private and governmental claims arising from alleged wrongdoing, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties and professional misconduct, including matters before Federal and State Courts, the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, the State Bar of California and various local governmental and quasi-governmental bodies. Before entering private practice, he served for five years as an Assistant United States Attorney, prosecuting organized crime cases and serving as coordinator of the Northwest Region of the President's Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. He was also an Assistant District Attorney in San Francisco for 12 years, prosecuting complex homicide cases. Most recently, Lassart was managing partner of the San Francisco office of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley.

Lassart is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. A decorated war veteran, Lassart is a retired Brigadier General in the United States Army Reserve. In his last assignment as a General Officer he was responsible for the legal operations of the USAR Judge Advocate General's Corp. He earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco, School of Law.

Driscoll, who also joins as senior trial counsel, has more than 30 years of experience and focuses on business and commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, appellate matters, constitutional and civil rights claims, employment issues and administrative law hearings. He was most recently a partner with Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley and also practiced for eight years with a construction, surety and fidelity firm, handling all types of bond claims, including private and public work claims and Miller Act claims. Driscoll has served as a bond counsel for Industrial Indemnity Company and as a staff attorney for the American International Group.

In addition to his law practice, Driscoll currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Army Reserve. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law with the University of San Francisco, School of Law, where he teaches courses on discovery, and he serves as a San Francisco Superior Court Settlement Conference Officer and a mediator for the Sonoma County Superior Court. Driscoll holds a J.D. from the University of San Francisco, School of Law.

For more than 35 years, Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney PC has been dedicated to legal counseling and litigation that creates positive results for professionals, individuals, businesses and organizations in a variety of industries. With offices in San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles, the firm is focused in the areas of litigation; white collar defense; professional liability; real estate and construction; employment; intellectual property; product and premises liability; insurance; and corporate, banking, tax and business transactions. Visit www.mpbf.com for additional information.

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