Bates White is pleased to announce that Marti P. Murray, an expert in complex financial transactions, has joined Bates White as a Partner. Ms. Murray has more than 35 years of experience that includes business and securities valuation, bankruptcy and restructuring, distressed debt and hedge fund/private equity investing, and commercial and SEC-related litigation support. With this experience, Ms. Murray diversifies our Finance Practice into areas where there is increasing demand, and as a proven leader she will drive the strategic direction of the practice, mentor staff, and grow careers.
Ms. Murray has served as a testifying expert in connection with numerous high-stakes matters involving bankruptcies, debt restructurings, and corporate financial litigation. She regularly advises clients on issues including financial distress, business and securities valuation, solvency, damages, alternative investments, including hedge funds and private equity, and with fraud investigations.
“We are thrilled to have Marti join us,” commented Managing Partner Charlie Mullin. “She brings a wealth of experience that will be a major asset to our clients and our firm. I look forward to working with Marti to continue building careers and growing our Finance Practice.”
Earlier in her career, Ms. Murray was the founder, president, and portfolio manager of Murray Capital Management, Inc. an SEC-registered distressed debt hedge fund firm, which was ultimately acquired by Babson Capital. She has also served on numerous boards of directors and has acted as a court-appointed SEC Receiver for an investment adviser accused of fraud.
Ms. Murray served as an adjunct professor at the NYU Stern School of Business from 2001-2013, teaching courses in bankruptcy, distressed debt investing, and equity analysis/valuation. While at NYU Stern she was the recipient of awards for excellence in teaching, including the Teacher of the Year Prize. Ms. Murray has written for numerous publications, holds the Certified Valuation Analyst credential (CVA) awarded by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), and also holds the Certified Fraud Examiner credential (CFE) awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She serves on the Board of Directors and as Audit Committee Chair of the New York Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA).