Kerry Murphy

Kerry Murphy

kmurphy@jonesswanson.com
504.523.2500

Kerry Murphy

Kerry Murphy joined Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison in 2012, after having been practicing law since 2007 in the fields of complex and commercial litigation. As a member of the firm’s commercial litigation team, Kerry handles corporate financial matters, including contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and tax strategy litigation.  In addition, Kerry has assisted firm clients in negotiating and drafting business agreements.  Prior to joining Jones Swanson, Kerry worked for five years with Liskow & Lewis, a regional law firm based in New Orleans, where her practice focused on commercial litigation, including bankruptcy-related litigation and tax litigation.  During that time, she took a leave of absence in order to serve as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Susie Morgan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Kerry graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School, cum laude, in 2007, where she served as Senior Note and Comment Editor of the Wisconsin Law Review and worked as a student attorney with the Neighborhood Law Project and the Unemployment Compensation Appeals Clinic.  She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Villanova University in 2004, where she was a Presidential Scholar and a member of the University Honors Program.

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, 2007, J.D., cum laude
Wisconsin Law Review, Senior Note and Comment Editor, 2006-2007
Recipient of the Andre Saltoun Prize for Special Contributions to the Wisconsin Law Review, Spring 2007
Recipient of the William Hebert Page Award for best article on a specific topic in the Wisconsin Law Review, 2006
Student Attorney, Neighborhood Law Project, 2005, and Unemployment Compensation Appeals Clinic, 2004-2005
Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 2004, magna cum laude
Member, University Honors Program
President: National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Villanova chapter, 2002-2003

ADMITTED

Louisiana, State Courts of Louisiana
Wisconsin, State Courts of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit

AFFILIATIONS

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association

HONORS/APPOINTMENTS

Selected for inclusion in the Louisiana Super Lawyers® “Rising Star” list in Business Litigation, 2014-2016
Chair, Louisiana Bar Foundation, Greater New Orleans Community Partnership Panel, 2013-present
Member, Louisiana Bar Foundation, Greater New Orleans Community Partnership Panel, 2010-2013
Member, Louisiana Bar Foundation, Grants Committee, 2008-present
Recipient, Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Century Award, 2010
100+ Hour Volunteer, New Orleans Pro Bono Project, 2009

PUBLICATIONS & LECTURES

“Ethics in Class Actions,” Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics and Professionalism Program, December 2010
“Ethics and the Attorney-Client Privilege: Where Are We Heading?” Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics and Professionalism Program, December 2008
Madison’s Minimum-Wage Ordinance, Section 104.001, and the Future of Home Rule in Wisconsin, 2007 Wis. L. Rev. 151
“Integrated Education & Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland.” Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review, 2004