Liam Murphy is an associate in McKool Smith’s New York office.  Liam’s practice focuses on high-stakes securities and commercial litigation, as well as white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement defense. 

Prior to joining McKool Smith, Liam worked at both a top litigation boutique and a global big law firm, where he represented an array of clients including cryptocurrency investors and institutions, corporate shareholders and directors, founders of global companies and international environmental nonprofits, bankruptcy liquidators, top law firms, and a senior presidential advisor.  In his pro bono practice, Liam has represented members of Congress and firearm suicide survivors on constitutional issues involving gun violence prevention. 

Outside his legal practice, Liam is a published author in legal journals, including the International Financial Law Review, Law360, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.


J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2020

  • Chair, Moot Court Board
  • Articles Editor, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law

B.A., University of Kansas, Honors College, 2017

Court Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
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