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Katrina H. Murphy

Of Counsel | kmurphy@smsm.com
Of Counsel | New York, NY
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Ms. Murphy works on a broad range of product liability, toxic tort and general commercial litigation matters from inception to trial. As National Coordinating Counsel for various equipment manufacturers, Ms. Murphy manages their national asbestos litigation where she provides risk analysis, develops and implements strategy, prepares corporate witnesses for depositions, coordinates discovery and trains local counsel. Ms. Murphy also serves as local counsel for a variety of product manufacturers and distributors handling cases throughout New York State. Her pro bono activities include her participation in the Homeless Experience Legal Protection (H.E.L.P) program.

Previously, Ms. Murphy was part of a pharmaceutical product liability defense team in Stamford, CT and has worked on major insurance litigation in New York, NY. While practicing in New Zealand, Ms. Murphy worked as a tax and legal services consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ms. Murphy received both her Bachelor of Commerce and Administration in Public Policy and her Bachelor of Laws (Legum Baccalaureus) from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. She is a member of the New York Bar and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor to the High Court of New Zealand.

Honors

  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division, 2006-07 Negotiation Competition - Regional Problem, Round 2 Judge

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, Women in Litigation Affinity Group
  • New York State Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended French company from non-party subpoenas and Letters of Request issued under the Hague Convention.
  • Slip Copy, 2007 WL 602537 (Table) (N.Y.Sup.), 2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 50311(U).

Author

"Case Notes: New Standard of Proof for Summary Judgment Motions in the Fourth Department," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's New York Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 3 (Fall 2007).

"Case Notes: A Recent New York Court of Appeals Case Affirms Plaintiff's Burden of Proof under Labor Law § 240(1) a/k/a 'the Scaffold Law'," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's New York Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 3 (Fall 2007).

"Case Notes: New York's Highest Court Enunciates Causation Requirement," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's New York Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 1 (Spring 2007).

"State Law Updates - New York," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's Toxic Tort Newsletter, Volume 5, Issue 2 (Fall 2006).

"Case Notes: New York's Highest Court to Review Medical Causation Standard in Exposure Case," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's New York Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 1 (November 2006).

Co-Author

"Case Notes: Fast and Loose Service of Process and the Grave Impact of Failure to Comply," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's New York Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 1(Spring 2007).

Education

Victoria University of Wellington, B.C.A. (Public Policy), 2001

Victoria University of Wellington, LL.B, 2002

Admissions

  • New York, 2004
  • New Zealand, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2012