When clients face challenges, I draw on decades of experience to help them get the best results--in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.
Clients call on Marty Murphy, whom The Boston Globe has called "one of the most sought-after lawyers in town," to help solve a broad range of high-stakes legal problems.
Marty, the Co-Chair of Foley Hoag’s Litigation Department, is a seasoned courtroom advocate and negotiator who helps companies, universities and other non-profit institutions in complex civil litigation, criminal investigations and internal investigations. Marty has tried more than 40 cases to completion before state and federal courts, briefed and argued appeals and successfully resolved dozens of hotly contested disputes without ever stepping into a courtroom.
Chambers USA has described Marty as "as smart as they come and a pleasure to deal with.” He is a past President of the Boston Bar Association and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Marty has represented clients in health care and securities fraud investigations and defended white collar prosecutions, capital murder cases and many other criminal investigations. He has also helped clients in civil cases, including business and securities disputes, employment discrimination cases, False Claims Act cases and wrongful death matters, among many others. He has also represented senior business and community leaders facing career-threatening allegations of misconduct.
Companies, corporate directors and non-profit organizations have called on Marty to conduct internal investigations across a wide array of subjects, including reviews of university policies, institutional response to sexual abuse, allegations of securities fraud, market manipulation, obstruction of justice and allegations of excessive executive compensation. He currently serves as counsel to a Monitor appointed by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission to evaluate a major financial institution’s compliance program.
Marty brings to his work a decade of experience as a federal and state prosecutor, investigating and prosecuting federal securities, mail, wire and bank fraud cases and, as First Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, leading a staff of more than 100 prosecutors and personally prosecuting murder, white collar crime, civil rights, sexual assault and child abuse cases.
Marty also plays an active role in the legal community. When United States Attorney Rachel Rollins was elected Suffolk County District Attorney, he served as co-chair of her Transition Committee. He has also played a major role in many Boston Bar Association projects, including serving as co-chair of the BBA’s Task Force to Prevent Wrongful Convictions, whose work paved the way for first Massachusetts statute to provide inmates imprisoned as a result of wrongful convictions with access to post-conviction DNA testing.
Marty is a currently a Trustee of the Massachusetts American Civil Liberties Foundation. From 2010 to 2015, he served as a Commissioner of the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission.
After graduating from law school, Marty served as a law clerk to the late Hon. A. David Mazzone of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.