Rachel Murphy

Rachel Murphy's practice centers on government investigations and proceedings, internal investigations, and civil litigation. She has represented individuals and companies in a range of government investigations, including criminal matters before the Department of Justice. Ms. Murphy also has experience advising clients on complex civil matters, including False Claims Act litigation and compliance. 

Ms. Murphy shares the firm's commitment to pro bono work. She successfully argued an ineffective assistance of counsel claim before the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, securing a reversal of her client's sentence. In addition, she has represented nonprofit clients in appellate proceedings involving novel issues of criminal law.

Ms. Murphy joined the firm after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Morton I. Greenberg of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and to the Honorable Charles F. Lettow of the US Court of Federal Claims.

Before clerking, Ms. Murphy independently conducted criminal jury and bench trials while interning with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office in Boston. She also completed internships with the Economic Crimes Unit of the US Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts and the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Department of Justice's Civil Division.

Professional Activities

Ms. Murphy is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims. 

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  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 2010

      Supervising Editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation
    • BA, English and Spanish, University of Florida

      summa cum laude 2007 Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Virginia

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Morton I. Greenberg, US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2011 - 2012

    • The Hon. Charles F. Lettow, US Court of Federal Claims, 2010 - 2011