John applies his experience handling complex matters as a litigator at two internationally renowned law firms and subsequently as inhouse counsel at a global investment bank to help navigate the Firm’s clients to successful and highly cost-efficient resolutions. He counsels clients across a variety of areas that include dispute resolution, regulatory advice, employment and immigration matters.
John began his career at White & Case in 2002 and worked several large commercial and securities litigations, including the Enron securities fraud class action – which remains one of the largest matters in U.S. legal history. He moved to global law firm Linklaters, in 2006, where he continued to build his expertise by working on large cross-border disputes including managing a cross-border investigation into a major bank based in the UK. From 2010 to 2013, John served as in-house counsel for UBS Investment Bank where he manages a variety of commercial disputes and co-headed the investment bank legal’s internal investigation unit.
John is very active in public service and charitable organizations. In 2010, he was honored alongside Caroline Kennedy by the City of New York. John was recognized for both his contributions to the region’s Irish and Irish-American communities, as well as his work with the Corporation Counsel’s Torts Division in defending actions against the City. He has consistently been named to the “Irish-Legal 100” since 2009 and was recognized as a “Top-40-Under-40” in 2007. He resides in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his wife and fellow Notre Dame grad, Carly. The couple have two sons, James Franklin Murphy and Nathaniel Sampson Murphy.
JD, University of Notre Dame, 2002
BA, Mercyhurst University, 1997
Activities & Honors
President Irish-American Bar Association
Co-Chair, Irish Network-USA
Co-Chair Concern USA Winter Fall Committee
Trustee of the Manhattan Gaels
New York, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York