"Q&A With McDermott's Christopher Murphy"
Law360, October 14, 2010
Christopher Murphy was featured in a Q&A interview regarding class action defense practice. He stated that in his own practice he was proud of his working relationships with plaintiffs' counsel: "Whether engaged in settlement negotiations which require the parties to work together to achieve a common goal, or aggressively advocating for the client's position, one can remain professional and cordial." Mr. Murphy expressed his belief that "there needs to be a greater review of class certification rulings by appellate courts in both the federal and state court systems," particularly on review of decisions certifying classes, and predicted that "the next wave of cases will be class actions asserting state common law causes of action in the types of cases which were traditionally brought under the federal laws," such as those involving antitrust and environmental claims.