Christopher M. Murphy is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm's Chicago office. He focuses his practice in the areas of class actions and complex commercial litigation. He heads the Firm's Class Action group.
Chris defends clients in a variety of class actions, including consumer fraud, product liability, health care, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), tax and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) class actions. He has obtained dismissals of class allegations and defeated motions for class certification in state and federal courts. He has also successfully argued appeals of class action decisions in state and federal appellate courts. Chris regularly represents clients before the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation.
Chris also has extensive experience in the field of legal ethics. He has been a member of the Firm's Professional Responsibility Committee since 1993 and lectures frequently on conflicts of interest and other issues of legal ethics.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Christopher M. Murphy