Integrity | Commitment | Dedication

Attorney Murphy began his legal career as a Legal Fellow in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and then served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Maureen McKenna Goldberg, Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.  After his clerkship, Attorney Murphy worked in the Boston office of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company as Title Counsel, engaged in title review and claims management issues.

Attorney Murphy then joined Home Loan Investment Bank, FSB, as Vice President and General Counsel, guiding the bank through a vast array of legal issues, ranging from complex class action litigation and settlement negotiations to trademark disputes and regulatory compliance.

After more than eight years as General Counsel, Attorney Murphy joined the prominent law firm of Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. and practiced in the law firm's Corporate Practice Group, where he further honed his legal skills in a large corporate law firm setting based in Providence and Boston.

Career Highlights

Attorney Murphy mandated and directed the unification of seven nationwide class action lawsuits into the Multi-District Litigation Panel and represented Home Loan Investment Bank, FSB (HLIB) to obtain $4 million in insurance coverage to protect HLIB from further losses.  Attorney Murphy effectively negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of HLIB by facilitating settlement discussions in Boston, Chicago, Milwaukee, New York, and Providence.

Attorney Murphy also negotiated all contractual arrangements with HLIB's third party vendors and established and monitored all of HLIB's trademarks, service marks, and copyrighted materials.  Over his tenure at HLIB, Attorney Murphy strategically reorganized the bank's entire corporate structure as part of a tactical estate planning project.  Attorney Murphy instituted a bank-wide compliance program, which monitored a compendium of ongoing compliance matters and required comprehensive internal audit reviews to ensure regulatory compliance. 

Attorney Murphy spearheaded a high-profile, 60,000-square-foot commercial real estate development project, which included the selection of the construction management company, the architect, and engineer, and also negotiated the various AIA form contracts.  In his capacity as project director, Attorney Murphy routinely appeared before zoning and planning boards to propose and appeal variances and also worked with the R.I. Department of Environmental Management to uncover and resolve any environmental issues.

At Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C., Attorney Murphy formed and dissolved countless special purpose entities to hold and convey commercial and residential real estate and also handled complex trademark and service mark issues for a variety of corporate clients.

Associations

Attorney Murphy is actively engaged in alumni fundraising activities for Choate Rosemary Hall and Brown University.  Attorney Murphy is a mentor for Brown University Men's Varsity Soccer Mentorship Program and a member of the Scholarship Selection Committee for the Reverend Naomi T. Craig Scholarship Fund held at the Rhode Island Foundation.  Attorney Murphy is also on the Development Committee of the Rhode Island Foundation. 

Further associations include:

Mentor, Brown Men’s Soccer Team

Proposal Advisor, Brown University’s Brown Venture Fellowship

Member, Brown University Alumni Interviewing Program

Member, Brown Club of Rhode Island

Mentor and Mentee, Social Enterprise Greenhouse

Development Committee Member, Rhode Island Foundation

Coach, USA Wrestling Association and East Greenwich Soccer Association

Legal Counsel and Mentor, Venture for America

Member, Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island

First Degree Member, Knights of Columbus

Member, Strategic Development Committee for the City of Providence

 

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