Erin E. Murphy


Erin E. Murphy is a partner at Bancroft PLLC. Her practice focuses on Supreme Court, appellate, and constitutional litigation. Ms. Murphy has argued three cases before the Supreme Court, including successfully arguing McCutcheon v. FEC and arguing on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives in Texas v. United States. She has been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the nation’s “Outstanding Women Lawyers” and a “Rising Star”; has been ranked by Chambers & Partners as one of the nation’s “Up and Coming” appellate lawyers; and was one of ten lawyers featured on LinkedIn’s list of “Top Professionals 35 and Under.”

Ms. Murphy’s work before the Supreme Court has included briefing such high-profile cases as NFIB v. Sebelius, Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing, and American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo. Ms. Murphy also has a robust practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals, where she has presented argument before more than half the circuits on several important statutory and constitutional questions, including the scope of the Second Amendment, the Recess Appointments Clause, and the National Labor Relations Act. Ms. Murphy’s extensive appellate experience spans a wide range of topics and has included several cases dealing with energy law, labor law, legal issues arising under the Affordable Care Act, and property rights to submerged lands.

Ms. Murphy is a member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court, has taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and frequently speaks on topics relating to the Supreme Court and appellate advocacy. She has appeared on national television to discuss the Supreme Court on multiple occasions, and she has been featured in several publications. Before joining Bancroft, Ms. Murphy served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., of 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 after clerking on the Supreme Court, 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 and is a native of Naperville, Illinois.