Kaitlyn M. Murphy
Areas of Practice
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 2013; Jurisprudence Award: Computer Crime, Criminal Pre-Trial Advocacy, Persuasion Prosser Award: Federal Courts
University of Maryland - College Park, B.A., Philosophy, Government & Politics, 2010
United States District Court: Northern District of California
Kaitlyn Murphy’s main practice area is complex litigation, including class actions, regulatory compliance, and antitrust matters. She has represented a range of clients in diverse matters, in both state and federal courts.
Ms. Murphy’s recent experience includes:
- Defending a large consumer electronics company in multidistrict antitrust litigation;
- Defending an individual in a state court class action alleging violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law and Financial Code;
- Defending a major credit card network against a Department of Justice lawsuit alleging antitrust violations arising from the network’s contractual provisions with merchants; and
- Advising technology-based firm on issues of state and federal regulatory compliance.
Her pro bono representation includes advocating for a juvenile offender through a habeas petition arguing the state’s use of petitioner's unwarned statements at trial was unconstitutional. She is also a founding member of The Associates’ Committee, a national non-profit funding programs that enhance access to legal services.
Ms. Murphy graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2013 and rejoined the firm in 2015 after a clerkship with the Honorable Garland Ellis Burrell, Jr. in the Eastern District of California. During law school, she was a co-director of the Trial Advocacy Team and Advocates for Youth Justice, a student-initiated legal clinic, and also served as the Submissions Editor for the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice.