William M. Murphy


Mr. Murphy is a member of the Firm's Litigation, Corporate and Employment Practice Groups. Admitted to practice in both New York and Connecticut, Mr. Murphy has extensive experience representing corporate clients in complex business disputes and securities related litigation including disputes arising out of merger and acquisition transactions and derivative instruments. He also has experience handling employment matters and representing corporations and individuals in SEC, NYSE and other governmental investigations.

Mr. Murphy is an experienced business litigator who has represented clients at the trial and appellate level in the state and federal courts of New York and Connecticut and in arbitrations conducted by FINRA and the American Arbitration Association. Before joining Bleakley Platt, Mr. Murphy was associated with the New York law firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel and was a founding partner of the New York-based litigation boutique, Robinson Murphy & McDonald.


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
    • Law Review
  • Dartmouth College, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent (5.0 out of 5)
  • New York Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2013 to present