Co-Founder and Chairman, Murphy & McGonigle, P.C.

James Murphy is Co-Founder and Chairman of Murphy & McGonigle, P.C. and leads the firm's Litigation Group. Over the last 30 years, he has defended public companies and financial institutions as lead trial counsel in high-stakes litigation in courts throughout the U.S. James is also a thought leader and frequent speaker on blockchain and cryptocurrency related topics.

At Murphy & McGonigle, diversity and inclusion initiatives focus on the ABCs: Advancement for all, Business that is inclusive, and Community outreach. In 2018, Murphy & McGonigle sponsored the inaugural Women on the Block – Diversity Blockchain Summit, bringing together female leaders from various industries, including partners from the firm itself. 

Joined LCLD 2019 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2021: Sharon O'Shaughnessy; 2020: Elizabeth Davis

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2021: Anya Thepot, Gaurav Talwar

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2021: Chuli Zeng


Leadership Summit (2019)


Member: James Murphy

Diversity Professional: Kathryn McGrail 

Communications: Marc Curran