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Paul B Murphy

Paul B Murphy

King & Spalding LLP1180 Peachtree Street NESuite 1700AtlantaUSA30309-3521
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WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Paul Murphy is a well-known name in the business crime arena who is adept at handling white-collar investigations and government enforcement proceedings, including False Claim Act cases.


Paul Murphy specialises in white-collar criminal defence, civil investigations and government enforcement matters. A partner in King & Spalding’s special matters and government investigations practice, Paul represents corporations, boards of directors and board committees as well as individuals.

With more than 25 years of experience, Paul represents clients in challenging and sensitive legal situations, including white-collar criminal defence, civil investigations, internal corporate investigations and corporate compliance. He also represents clients in litigation under federal and state False Claims Acts, as well as in other government enforcement matters.

Paul has handled significant high-profile government investigations across jurisdictions. He has represented health systems, home health companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, pharmacy providers, skilled nursing facilities and health insurers, giving him industry insight for conducting healthcare fraud investigations. He is also experienced in matters involving alleged environmental violations, immigration offences, customs and trade-related violations, tax offences, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and public corruption.

Previously, Paul served as the US Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia and worked in Washington, DC, as Associate Deputy Attorney General and chief of staff to the Deputy Attorney General at the US Department of Justice. In those positions, he oversaw the department’s criminal and civil healthcare fraud enforcement programme, and was the principal policy liaison to the department of health and human services. He also served as an Assistant US Attorney.

Paul is recognised as a leading white-collar criminal defence attorney by several publications, including The Best Lawyers In America and Chambers USA. He is a frequent speaker and author on topics related to government investigations and prosecutions.

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