Who We Are / Partners

James M. Murphy

jmurphy@spivaklipton.com
Tel: (212) 765-2100 ext. 14
Fax: (212) 765-8954

Mr. Murphy joined the firm in 1992 and became a partner in 2000.  He received his law degree from New York University School of Law in 1989, a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1975, and his undergraduate degree, cum laude, in Economics and Sociology from LaSalle College in 1973.  Prior to attending law school, he was a rank-and-file union activist, organizer, staff representative, and elected officer with unions in the education, health care, and telecommunications industries.  Besides his regularly representing unions and employee benefit funds in litigation, negotiations, and regulatory compliance, Mr. Murphy also has extensive experience in counseling clients in regulatory investigations with various state and federal agencies and in representing clients as creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.  Beginning in January 2012, Mr. Murphy has served as the General Counsel of the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters.   Mr. Murphy was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Admissions:

  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court, New York, Southern District
  • U.S. District Court, New York, Eastern District
  • U.S. District Court, New York, Northern District
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit