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Michael R. Murphy

Michael Murphy focuses his practice on consulting and representing clients on issues related to antitrust and competition, product pricing and distribution, advertising and marketing, intellectual property, and e-commerce. Additionally, Michael represents clients in complex business litigation.

Michael advises product manufacturers on the design and implementation of distribution and resale price maintenance strategies focusing on removing unauthorized Internet resellers and limiting online price erosion. Michael has developed customized distribution strategies and legal foundations for product manufacturers in numerous regions of the world and across many product verticals. Further, Michael and his team assist clients in developing and enforcing gray market and counterfeit suppression strategies. He counsels clients on distribution and pricing strategies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Michael consults and litigates on behalf of clients regarding a range of antitrust/competition issues, including monopolization issues under the Sherman Act and pricing issues under the Robinson-Patman Act.

Additionally, Michael has experience assisting clients with the procurement and negotiation of contracts with governmental agencies on the federal, state and local levels.

Besides antitrust litigation, Michael’s litigation experience includes disputes regarding complex business issues, real estate, and intellectual property.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Michael was a partner at a national law firm. He previously clerked for the Honorable Judge Louis R. Meloni in the New Jersey Superior Court.

  • Named a Massachusetts “Rising Star” in Antitrust Litigation (2016-2020)
  • Co-Founder of Cradles to Crayons Emerging Leaders Council
  • Previous board member of the Teach for America Greater Boston Alumni Advisory Board
  • Has served on numerous campaign and finance committees including those of Senator John F. Kerry and Representative Michael E. Capuano
  • IADC Trial Academy Alumni (International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy)
  • Teach for America corps member
  • Speaker, “Brand Protecion in a Digital World,” Chicago Bar Association, Intellectual Property Committee, 25 September 2020
  • Speaker, “E-commerce & Amazon Marketplace in the time of Covid-19,” Howell & Associate Webinar, 5 May 2020
  • Speaker, “Keeping Your E-Commerce Channel Safe,” Trackstreet Webinar, 21 April 2020
  • Speaker, “The Intersection of Business, Government and Current Events,” 22nd Annual Sawyer Business School Honors Networking Event, 4 March 2020
  • Speaker, “The First Pillar of a Successful Pricing Policy,” PriceSpider Podcast, 4 March 2020
  • Speaker, “Legal Panel Discussion: Join some of the brightest legal minds in MAP as they address challenges and solutions facing MAP today,” ORIS Summit by PriceSpider, 17 October 2019
  • Speaker, “4 Pillars of Online Protection,” ASD Market Week, July 30, 2019
  • Speaker, 21st Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Conference, 28-30 January 2019
  • Speaker, “Managing Marketplaces- The Legal Questions,” ORIS Intelligence Summit, 4 October 2018

Additionally, Michael regularly speaks at the national sales conferences of product manufacturers on a variety of topics related to brand protection.

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