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Paul Murphy specializes in white-collar criminal defense, civil investigations and government enforcement matters. A partner in our Special Matters and Investigations practice, Paul represents and advises corporations, boards of directors and board committees as well as individuals.

With more than 25 years of experience, Paul represents clients in challenging and sensitive legal situations, including white-collar criminal defense, civil investigations, internal corporate investigations and corporate compliance. He also represents clients in litigation under federal and state False Claims Acts, as well as in other government enforcement matters.

Paul has handled significant high-profile government investigations in jurisdictions across the country. He has represented health systems, home health companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, pharmacy providers, skilled nursing facilities and health insurers, giving him industry insight for conducting healthcare fraud investigations. He is also experienced in matters involving alleged environmental violations, immigration offenses, customs and trade-related violations, tax offenses, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and public corruption.

Previously, Paul held several roles with the Department of Justice (DOJ). He served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, and worked in Washington, D.C., as Associate Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Attorney General. In those positions, he oversaw the Department’s criminal and civil healthcare fraud enforcement program, and was the principal policy liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Paul has been recognized as a leading white-collar criminal defense attorney by several publications, including The Best Lawyers In America and Chambers USA. He is a frequent speaker and author on topics related to government investigations and prosecutions.

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Client Alert

June 20, 2016
Universal Health Services v. Escobar

Article · Source: The Corporate Board

March 10, 2016
The DOJ's New Focus On Individual Liability

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Credentials

J.D., University of Georgia, magna cum laude

B.A., Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude

Georgia