• Share
  • Email
  • Print

Terrence J. Murphy

Government Affairs Counselor
Fax +1.412.355.6501
Fax +1.717.231.4501
Mr. Murphy serves as government affairs counselor in the Pittsburgh office, concentrating his activity as Pennsylvania and federal legislative and regulatory policy counsel. In his position, Mr. Murphy represents a diverse array of clients including manufacturing, transportation, petrochemical, natural gas production and public utilities. He advises companies on strategic policy development, issue management, government solutions, and provides advocacy services at local, state and federal venues.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Murphy was president of Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania and Columbia Gas of Maryland providing leadership and strategic direction. He established a track record of driving innovative, ambitious and disciplined initiatives and processes, resulting in increased revenue and efficiencies. During a distinguished 30 year career with Columbia Gas he advanced by achieving increasing levels of responsibility and ultimately being the officer directing regulatory policy, government affairs, communications, community relations, customer service and economic development.

Prior to his career at Columbia Gas, Mr. Murphy worked for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. His first assignment was as research analyst to the House Energy Committee. He advanced and was appointed executive director of the House Federal-State Relations Committee, created to provide liaison to the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation and provide oversight of discretionary federal funds.


  • Named "CEO Communicator of the Year" by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, 2008
  • Completed the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Completed the Financial Leadership Program at The Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Professional/Civic Activities

  • The Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, Board member : former Board Chairman
  • Pennsylvania Energy Association, Member; Former Board Chairman
  • Pennsylvania Business Council, Policy Roundtable Member since 2003
  • Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry, Board Member 2003 – 2009
  • John Heinz Regional History Center, Member, Former Trustee Chairman
  • The Pennsylvania Society, Lifetime Member
  • United Way of Washington County, Leadership Council