Richard G.
Murphy, Jr.
Of Counsel


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 served as Partner in Charge of the firm's Washington Office from 2007 to 2015 and as Co-Leader of the firmwide Litigation Practice Group from 2008 to 2014. 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

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, Order of the Coif
  • A.B., Brown University
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia

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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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