Bree Murphy is a white collar litigator with over a decade of experience representing individuals in the boardroom and the courtroom as they navigate internal investigations, government scrutiny, and criminal prosecution. As Senior Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP, Ms. Murphy represents individuals and corporations in white collar criminal cases, government enforcement actions, and internal investigations. Her practice has included a wide range of criminal matters involving alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, and obstruction of justice.
Prior to joining Buckley, Ms. Murphy was an associate in private practice and at an Am Law 100 firm, where she focused on representing individuals and corporations in a variety of complex and challenging federal criminal matters, with particular emphasis on white collar issues.
Ms. Murphy received her J.D. from the University of Virginia and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (cum laude).
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 25, 2022) – Buckley LLP today announced the promotion of five associates to counsel and three to senior counsel, effective Jan. 1. The attorneys are from the firm’s Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., offices. “These eight attorneys have regularly...Press Releases
"New FCPA guide signals laxer successor liability approach" by Paige Ammons and Bree Murphy (Law360)
The U.S. Department of Justice 's and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 's recently updated resource guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act signals a potential relaxation of stringent requirements that have previously been applied to successor liability in mergers and acquisitions...Articles
"Some lies matter more than others: Why Congress should consider a 'false statement misdemeanor'" by Preston Burton, Paige Ammons, Bree Murphy, Jackson Hagen (Law.com)
The Department of Justice’s attempted abandonment of the Michael Flynn prosecution has sparked troubling and conflicting questions of political interference, prosecutorial indiscretion and judicial overreach. But a difficult question at the heart of the matter has gone begging: whether there are...Articles
An internal discovery or a criminal or civil regulator’s inquiry that sparks an internal investigation thrusts in-house counsel into the uncomfortable and complex role of exploring potential wrongdoing inside the company’s walls. These are high-stakes matters in which the range of outcomes is...Buckley Commentary & Analysis
Preston Burton, Bree Murphy, and Leslie L. Meredith Authored a Business Crimes Bulletin Article, "The Arrival of Justice Gorsuch May Bring Opportunity to Reform the Collective Entity Doctrine"
A little over 100 years ago, the Supreme Court declined to extend the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination to corporations responding to grand jury subpoenas for documents, establishing what has been termed the “collective entity doctrine.” Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43, 74-76 (1906...Articles
Part One of a Two-Part Article The United States is often criticized for trying to be the world’s policeman — for trying to prosecute wrongdoing all over the world, even when the connection to U.S. interests is, at best, tenuous. The Supreme Court has in recent years begun imposing limits on the...Articles
- J.D., University of Virginia
- B.A., University of Pennsylvania (cum laude)
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan