Telecommunications and New Technologies Law Practice

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Michael D. Murphy


Telecommunications and Business/Commercial Litigation Attorney Michael D. Murphy

Michael D. Murphy was born on May 23, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. He was educated at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Summa cum Laude in 1981. In 1984 Mr. Murphy graduated from University of Illinois, College of Law in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois receiving a Juris Doctor.

Mr. Murphy has 30 years of legal experience in Telecommunications and Business/Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property & Class Action Litigation. He has extensive comprehensive experience providing Legal Expertise for Business and Telecommunications Clients in the areas of Litigation, Administrative Agency Proceedings, Compliance with Federal and State Utility Laws, Regulations, and Policies, Rulemaking and Contract Negotiations.

Mr. Murphy has experience representing telephone local exchange and long distance companies, other competitive communications common carriers, both domestic and international, satellite transmission companies and users, cellular telephone and paging companies, and other wireless and private communications systems and users, in regulatory, and litigation matters. Mr. Murphy's experience in the practice of telecommunications law, includes the representation of radio stations, cable television systems, telephone companies, and other communications common carriers, wireless communications systems and private radio systems and users before federal and state regulatory agencies. The scope of his Mr. Murphy's telecommunications representation covers advice and counsel to clients on diverse matters and issues before the Federal Communications Commission and state public utility commissions, negotiations of contracts for services and facilities, and litigation, including licensing and administrative hearings, rate, tariff and enforcement proceedings before regulatory agencies, and litigation of commercial and antitrust actions and employment matters before federal and state courts and arbitration panels.

Mr. Murphy's in depth Litigation Expertise also includes responsibility for major multimillion dollar cases. He has experience handling all phases of pre-trial and trial of cases involving Class Actions, complex Business/Commercial, Intellectual Property (Patent, Copyright and Trademark), Federal and State Courts (Trial & Appellate) before Federal Communications Commission, State Public Utilities Commissions and Arbitration Panels.

Mr. Murphy's practice (Litigation/Arbitration and/or Regulatory Counseling) includes, Complex Class Action Litigation involving violations of the 1934 Communications Act as amended 1996 Telecommunications Act, in federal court. He has representation experience in Complex Class Action involving employment wage and hour litigation, Complex Class Action, Antitrust violations, Government contract disputes and debarment issues, Securities and Commodities fraud. Mr. Murphy's Telecommunications, Antitrust, Securities, Commercial, Business and Tort Litigation experience also includes Patent infringements disputes, False advertising disputes, Covenants Not to Compete, Communications Act violations, Disputes involving unbundling of network elements and duties under Sections 251 and 271 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, Disputes concerning Competitive Local Exchange Carrier's ("CLEC") failure to process local service requests, Disputes concerning Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier's ("ILEC") billing and collection agreements, Disputes concerning interconnection agreements, Disputes concerning imputation of access charges, 1+ intraLATA equal access, and deposit requirements, Disputes concerning Universal Service Fund payments, tariffs, contract and billing issues, telecom service providers attempts to provide local telecommunications services by bridging local exchange areas & claims for violations under 42 U.S.C � 1983.

Mr. Murphy is a member of the Bars of Colorado State (1984) and the Illinois State Bar (1990), He has practiced before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Illinois; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado; is currently a Member of the Colorado and Illinois Bar Associations.

Mr. Murphy has prepared and presented lectures, handouts and classroom materials on Telecommunications Law and the 1996 Telecommunications Act for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit (1995 and 1996). He Co-authored: Virtual Private Networks, Quarterly Journal of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society of AHA, Spring 1990. Mr. Murphy is also Co-author of Discovery of Expert Witnesses and Consultants. Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Summer of 1990 & Co-Author: Hospital Liability for Paging System Failure, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society of AHA Newsletter, October 1989.

Michael Murphy is married and resides in Golden, CO.