Richard G. Murphy, Jr.: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Richard G. Murphy, Jr.

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Energy Litigation
  • Nuclear
  • Labor & Employment
  • Insurance
  • Crisis Management
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0635
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Brown University, A.B.
Law SchoolVanderbilt University Law School, J.D. Order of the Coif
Admitted1973, Georgia; 2001, District of Columbia
BornSpringfield, Illinois, August 31, 1948

With a career that spans four decades, Rick Murphy helps clients develop legal strategies in complex commercial litigation. He represents organizations in various industries, including banking, telecommunications, transportation, oil and gas and nuclear energy.

Throughout his career, Rick has counseled creditors and other parties in interest in reorganization proceedings throughout the United States. In that capacity, he has appeared in Chapter 11 cases in federal bankruptcy courts in more than 15 states.

Rick is an advocate in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, including representing clients in arbitrations concerning remediation of radiological contamination in manufacturing facilities and interpretation of technology licensing agreements.

Rick is co-leader of the Litigation Practice Group and serves as Partner in Charge of the firm's Washington Office. The senior litigator on Sutherland's Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights team, Rick is also a member of Sutherland's Crisis Management and Complex Litigation team, which defends companies facing challenges on multiple fronts.

Selected Experience
Sutherland advises and represents clients in energy trading company bankruptcies.
Sutherland successfully represents global energy company in ICC arbitration proceedings in Zurich.
Sutherland represents a national transportation company in matters concerning employment classification of individuals who pick-up, transport and deliver packages throughout the country.

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• Crisis Management


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District Court without Jurisdiction over Calpine Efforts to Reject Power Contracts
Thomas M. Byrne,B. Knox Dobbins,Jacob Dweck,Richard G. Murphy,Paul Turner, March 27, 2006
A January 27, 2006 opinion by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in the bankruptcy case of Calpine Corporation raises potential difficulties for future bankrupt energy companies' efforts at restructuring. Moreover, if not overturned on appeal, the ruling establishes a...

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Richard G. Murphy, Jr.

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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