Biography

Erin Murphy is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Erin Murphy is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on Supreme Court, appellate, and constitutional litigation. She has argued several cases before the Supreme Court, including successfully arguing McCutcheon v. FEC, for which she was named American Lawyer’s “Litigator of the Week,”; successfully arguing on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives in Texas v. United States; and most recently, arguing on behalf of the Wisconsin State Legislature in Gill v. Whitford, the closely watched partisan gerrymandering case.

Erin 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 top appellate lawyers; has been identified as a “Rising Star” for appellate litigation by Law360 and named one of the Washingtonian’s “40 Under 40”; has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for her appellate work; has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for appellate practice; and was one of 10 lawyers featured on LinkedIn’s list of “Top Professionals 35 and Under.”