Michael F. Murray Paul Hastings


Michael Murray is Co-Chair of the Antitrust and Competition practice and a partner in the Appellate, Regulatory, and Complex Litigation practices at Paul Hastings, based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Murray brings significant government antitrust and competition experience, having most recently served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ), where he oversaw the work of approximately 350 lawyers and 50 economists. Mr. Murray also brings significant government experience to a practice consisting of preparing and litigating challenges to agency rulemaking, adjudication, or other activity, having served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General at DOJ, where he oversaw the Civil Division’s defense of high-profile rulemaking challenges and other agency actions. Earlier in his career, Michael clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also served as an AUSA for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

2022 Awards


Nominee, 2022 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Concerted Practices

Nominee, 2022 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Cross-Border Issues

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