Justin P. Murphy - Antitrust Defense Lawyer - McDermott Will & Emery


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. His focus in criminal antitrust investigations includes bid-rigging, price-fixing, procurement fraud, labor market practices and no-poach, and market allocation in a variety of industries. He is also experienced in other white-collar matters, including internal corporate investigations, False Claims Act (FCA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), cybersecurity, securities enforcement, federal grand jury, inspector general investigations and trials and appeals.

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  • Representation of former CEO in first ever criminal “no-poach” market allocation case. Served as trial counsel and following an eight-day jury trial, the client was acquitted on all counts. US v. DaVita & Thiry, 21-cr-229 (District of Colorado)
  • Representation of client in connection with DOJ alleged bid-rigging investigation
  • Representation of healthcare company in connection with DOJ investigations involving allegations of an illegal no-poach agreement

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  • Legal 500 US 2022
  • Featured as one of Litigation Daily’s Litigators of the Week, 2022
  • Antitrust Writing Awards, Business Article Finalist for “Lessons From the First Criminal No-Poach Trial,” 2023
  • Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (Criminal), FBI Service Award, 2017

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  • American Bar Association, chair of Editorial Board of ABA Criminal Justice Section Magazine
  • ABA Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime and Cartel and Criminal Practice subcommittees
  • American Bar Foundation, fellow

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Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 2001
Claremont McKenna College, BA, honors in history, 1995

District of Columbia

Courts / Agencies
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US Supreme Court