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Emmett Murphy is a litigation partner in our New York office. Emmett represents clients in complex commercial disputes as well as governmental regulatory and enforcement proceedings, with a particular focus on financial reporting and accounting matters. He has significant experience representing Big Four accounting firms in complex litigation and regulatory proceedings.

Emmett has argued numerous times before federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition to representing Big Four accounting firms, he has represented financial institutions and companies in the energy and home construction sectors.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Emmett served as a law clerk to District Court Judge Charles L. Brieant, in the Southern District of New York, in 2006–2007.

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Credentials

J.D., Fordham University, cum laude

B.A., SUNY at Binghamton

New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Law Clerk, Charles L. Brieant, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Matters

Defended a Big Four accounting firm in an action by a hedge fund arising out of the failure of one of the largest providers of brokerage and clearing services in the international derivatives, currency and futures market.

Represented a Big Four accounting firm in a Senate investigation regarding tax and audit engagements with a Fortune 50 manufacturer.

Represented a Big Four accounting firm in litigation involving Kentucky’s transition from a fee-for-service to a managed care Medicaid program.

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Defended a Big Four accounting firm in an action by a hedge fund arising out of the failure of one of the largest providers of brokerage and clearing services in the international derivatives, currency and futures market.

Represented a Big Four accounting firm in a Senate investigation regarding tax and audit engagements with a Fortune 50 manufacturer.

Represented a Big Four accounting firm in litigation involving Kentucky’s transition from a fee-for-service to a managed care Medicaid program.

Defended one of Mexico’s largest homebuilders in New York State Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Division, in a claim for breach of contract arising out of a foreign exchange swap agreement.

Represented Southeast Asian energy companies in enforcement proceedings in the Southern District of New York and Second Circuit Court of Appeals against the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to enforce a $57 million arbitral award.

Secured a trial victory obtaining the dismissal of a petition under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, following a week-long bench trial in the Southern District of New York.

Matters

Defended a Big Four accounting firm in an action by a hedge fund arising out of the failure of one of the largest providers of brokerage and clearing services in the international derivatives, currency and futures market.

Represented a Big Four accounting firm in a Senate investigation regarding tax and audit engagements with a Fortune 50 manufacturer.

Represented a Big Four accounting firm in litigation involving Kentucky’s transition from a fee-for-service to a managed care Medicaid program.

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Matters

Defended a Big Four accounting firm in an action by a hedge fund arising out of the failure of one of the largest providers of brokerage and clearing services in the international derivatives, currency and futures market.

Represented a Big Four accounting firm in a Senate investigation regarding tax and audit engagements with a Fortune 50 manufacturer.

Represented a Big Four accounting firm in litigation involving Kentucky’s transition from a fee-for-service to a managed care Medicaid program.

Defended one of Mexico’s largest homebuilders in New York State Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Division, in a claim for breach of contract arising out of a foreign exchange swap agreement.

Represented Southeast Asian energy companies in enforcement proceedings in the Southern District of New York and Second Circuit Court of Appeals against the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to enforce a $57 million arbitral award.

Secured a trial victory obtaining the dismissal of a petition under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, following a week-long bench trial in the Southern District of New York.

Credentials

J.D., Fordham University, cum laude

B.A., SUNY at Binghamton

New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Law Clerk, Charles L. Brieant, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York