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1301 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C., 20004, USA
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Erin Murphy

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Work +1 202-389-5036
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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Erin focuses on Supreme Court, appellate and constitutional litigation. She has argued four cases before the Supreme Court and briefed numerous matters in the Court. She also regularly practices before the U.S. Courts of Appeals, where she has argued in nearly every circuit. Her extensive appellate experience spans multiple topics and industries.

Career

Law Clerk, Chief Justice John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court; Hon. Diane Sykes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Member

Member, Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court. Adjunct professor, Georgetown University Law Center.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.; Northwestern University, B.S.


United States: Dispute resolution

Appellate

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Erin Murphy - Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Within: Appellate

The ‘fantastic’ and ‘incredibly persuasive’ appellate lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis LLP ‘do a fantastic job in handling even the most esoteric and complex legal issues in an understandable manner’. Split 5-4 in the case of Jesner v Arab Bank Plc, the US Supreme Court decided in favor of the group’s client Arab Bank Plc, thereby finding that liability for alleged overseas wrongdoings under the Alien Tort Statute does not extend to foreign corporations sued before US courts. With an impressive track record of over 90 cases argued before the US Supreme Court, the ‘incrediblePaul Clement represented petitioner WesternGeco in a case reviewing the focus of the 'general damages' provision under the Patent Act, and convinced the court to reverse the Federal Circuit’s prior decision favoring the position of ION Geophysical. Partnering up with George Hicks at the US Supreme Court, Clement secured a victory for petitioner Encino Motorcars in proceedings concerning service advisers at car dealerships and their respective rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act. After achieving successful outcomes for the Chicago Cubs and owner Tom Ricketts during the trial stage and in the Seventh Circuit, Clement and Erin Murphy (who ‘demonstrates unbelievable effectiveness in presenting oral arguments’) jointly led the team in defeating a petition, filed by the owners of rooftop businesses adjacent to Wrigley Field, requesting US Supreme Court review. At the Ninth Circuit, the team is representing TransUnion LLC in appealing a $60m jury verdict concerning alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. At the Fourth Circuit, New York-based Jay Lefkowitz and Washington DC-based Jonathan Janow successfully argued for the Association for Accessible Medicines, which challenged Maryland generic drug pricing statute HB 631. In March 2018, Christopher Landau departed to Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. In February 2018, Susan Engel left to join Latham & Watkins LLP. Viet Dinh took an executive position in house.

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