Paul J. Murphy has broad experience in virtually all forms of business litigation, construction, and labor and employment matters. Paul represents clients across a wide range of industries, including higher education, public and private construction, technology, and health care. He tries cases in numerous state and federal trial and appellate courts, and before numerous agencies and tribunals, including the American Arbitration Association.
As Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Education Group, Paul represents a number of colleges and universities in a wide range of legal matters, including business litigation, labor and employment, athletic field and dormitory construction projects, drafting and negotiation of vendor contracts, faculty and tenure issues, Town/Gown relations, and campus security issues. Paul also advises various Boards of Trustees on policy matters and strategic issues.
Paul's management labor and employment experience includes union avoidance campaigns, collective bargaining, defense of alleged unfair labor practices and the drafting and negotiation of executive employment contracts.
Areas of Concentration
Awards & Recognition
•Team Member, a Law360 Employment Practice Group of the Year, 2011 & 2013
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
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Associated News & Events
10.07.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Present at AICUM Fall 2015 Symposium
10.27.14 Greenberg Traurig Hosts Massachusetts Employer Update Program
06.27.13 Greenberg Traurig Hosts Seminars on Comprehensive Immigration Reform and its Impact on Colleges and Universities
12.23.11 Greenberg Traurig's Labor and Employment Practice Recognized Among Law360's Employment Groups of the Year
07.07.08 More than 120 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2008 Chambers & Partners USA Guide
04.01.14 Student-Athletes or Statutory Employees?
03.10.09 Employee Free Choice Act Introduced in Congress
02.26.09 Massachusetts Amends Data Protection and Notification Regulations; Extends Compliance Deadline to January 1, 2010
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Co-Author, Student-Athletes or Statutory Employees? GT Alert, April 1, 2014
•Lecturer, Interplay Between FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation, Massachusetts Family and Medical Leave Act Seminar, September 1999, September 2000