Erin E. Murphy is counsel at Bancroft PLLC. Her practice focuses on appellate litigation and strategic counseling. Ms. Murphy has worked on a number of significant matters in the U.S. Supreme Court, including McCutcheon v. FEC, which she argued before the Court on behalf of appellants Shaun McCutcheon and the Republican National Committee, and the landmark Affordable Care Act case, which she briefed on behalf of the 26 challenging States. Ms. Murphy also has argued cases in multiple U.S. Courts of Appeals, and has briefed a wide range of civil and criminal issues, including First Amendment, Second Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Seventh Amendment, Due Process Clause, Ex Post Facto Clause, copyright, tax, SEC, and complex administrative law issues.
Before joining Bancroft, Ms. Murphy served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., in the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Diane S. Sykes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Between clerkships, she served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General, and afterward, she worked in the national appellate practice of King & Spalding.
Ms. Murphy graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as Managing Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal’s Annual Review of Criminal Procedure. She earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.