Justin P. Murphy is a partner in the firm’s Regulatory Practice Group. A former federal prosecutor, Justin counsels and represents corporate and individual clients involved in government enforcement of complex antitrust, fraud and all phases of white-collar criminal and related civil matters, including internal corporate investigations, False Claims Act (FCA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), e-discovery, data privacy, cybersecurity, securities enforcement, federal grand jury, inspector general investigations and trials and appeals. His focus in criminal antitrust investigations includes bid-rigging, price-fixing, procurement fraud, hiring practices and market allocation in a variety of industries.
Prior to joining McDermott, Justin served as a trial attorney for the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s Criminal Antitrust Division. At DOJ, Justin investigated and prosecuted regional, domestic and international cartel cases, as well as procurement fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud and obstruction matters. Justin was selected as one out of a handful of prosecutors to lead the DOJ’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF). He was also a CHIP (Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property prosecutor) for the Antitrust Division, where he assisted and advised Division attorneys on complex digital evidence and data privacy issues. In addition, Justin has substantial experience working with corporate leniency applicants, including several of the largest and most recent criminal investigations.
Justin has substantial experience in e-discovery and privacy related issues in government investigations and criminal matters. This includes counseling clients on electronic discovery issues in the context of internal and government investigations, including the use of technology-assisted review and computer forensics as investigative tools and negotiating with government investigators concerning the preservation, processing and production of electronically stored information. Justin brings unique experience at the intersection of e-discovery, privacy, data protection and antitrust law to bear for clients. He has written extensively and has also lectured and taught regularly on these important aspects of investigations and criminal matters.
Justin is active in Bar activities, including serving as the chair of the Editorial Board of the ABA Criminal Justice Section Magazine. He is also a member of the ABA’s White Collar Crime and Cartel and Criminal Practice subcommittees and was previously a co-chair of the ABA Spring Meeting. Justin is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Sedona Conference.
Justin received his BA in history and government from Claremont McKenna College in 1995. He earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Center in 2001, where he served as an editor on the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics and worked in the Georgetown Domestic Violence Clinic. Before attending law school, Justin worked as a production assistant for “The George Michael Sports Machine.”
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