• The College of New Jersey, B.A. (2014) cum laude
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D. (2018) cum laude


  • New York

Chris Murphy


Chris Murphy is an associate in the New York office of Crowell & Moring, and a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement practices.

His practice is focused on counseling and representing corporate and individual clients in regulatory enforcement actions, government investigations, white collar criminal defense matters, and internal investigations. Chris counsels large companies in risk-assessment and regulatory compliance as well as individual clients on complex civil litigation issues. Chris represents corporations and executives in criminal and related regulatory and complex civil matters, including internal investigations and parallel proceedings by the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and State Attorneys Generals.  

Chris maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in civil and criminal matters, including:

  • Represented a Federal Criminal Defendant convicted of gang related crimes at sentencing with an outcome of time-served.
  • Represented a journalist covering human-rights abuses in the middle-east in a defamation case in D.C. Superior Court against individuals whose politically motivated statements had threatened the client’s life and career.
  • Represented tenants facing eviction in Landlord/Tenant actions in D.C. Superior Court and court-ordered mediations.

Representative Matters

  • Represented major corporations in the aerospace and healthcare industries in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice into allegations of illegal agreements among competitors regarding recruiting and hiring.
  • Represented a large corporation in simultaneous DOJ and State Attorney General investigations into allegations of corruption and fraud in procuring government tax credits.
  • Represented a major telecommunications company in a DOJ investigation into allegations of collusion among competitors through an industry standard setting organization.
  • Represented one of the largest public school districts into the country in a DOJ investigation regarding allegations of corruption in awarding a contract for services.  
  • Represented major corporations in the aerospace and healthcare industries in responding to second requests from the DOJ and the Federal Trade Commission to achieve regulatory clearance for multi-billion-dollar mergers and acquisitions.
  • Represented a key individual in a DOJ FCPA investigation into the international procurement practices of a large telecommunications company.
  • Represented a startup SaaS company in an SEC investigation regarding allegations of false or misleading disclosures to investors.


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