Craig P. Murphy


New York, NY
156 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
P 212.237.1234 F 212.262.1215
P 212.237.1234 F 212.262.1215

New Brunswick, NJ
120 Albany Street Plaza
6th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
P 732.846.7600 | F 732.846.8877
P 732.846.7600 | F 732.846.8877


In over 30 years of private practice, Mr. Murphy has represented both domestic and foreign clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes and government and regulatory investigations. Mr. Murphy has tried numerous cases in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey. He has argued appeals before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, and District of Columbia Circuits, the New York Court of Appeals and the Appellate Divisions of the New York Supreme Court and the New Jersey Superior Court. Mr. Murphy has also represented clients in arbitration before the America Arbitration Association, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the London Court of International Arbitration.

In illustrative matters, Mr. Murphy has:

  • represented the commercial health insurance industry before the United States Supreme Court in a case challenging, on ERISA preemption grounds, New York State's method of regulating hospital rates;
  • represented a group of banks in complex litigation arising out of the default of a $150 million loan for the remediation and redevelopment of four abandoned landfills. This representation involved litigation in the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the New Jersey Superior Court. Mr. Murphy's clients prevailed on summary judgment in the Southern District of New York and recovered in excess of $55 million;
  • represented an investment bank in a complex arbitration proceeding arising out of a dispute over the sale of a major development site in Tokyo;
  • represented a consortium of Spanish companies in an arbitration arising out of their design and provision of materials for a power plant in the United States, which was successfully resolved and involved a number of design defect claims and potential damages that ranged in the tens of millions of dollars;
  • represented a paper manufacturer in a dispute with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection over regulatory issues. This representation culminated in a decision by the New Jersey Appellate Division vacating the regulatory orders at issue;
  • represented an IT company against a Chinese manufacturer of DVD components in a London arbitration proceeding arising out of a royalty agreement;
  • represented an officer of a major U.S. Bank in a series of regulatory investigations arising out of the bank's derivatives business; and
  • represented a paper manufacturer in a class action antitrust action alleging price-fixing by the paper industry.

Mr. Murphy is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Federal Bar Council. After leaving law school, Mr. Murphy served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Walter Yeagley of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (1977-78). He also served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office (1978-1980).

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  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1977
  • B.S., Cornell University, 1974


  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court