Katie E. Lasky

KERRY MURPHY

Founding Member

(504) 603-1502
kmurphy@laskymurphy.com

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Kerry Murphy is a co-founder of Lasky Murphy LLC and was selected for inclusion in the Louisiana Super Lawyers® “Rising Star” list in Business Litigation in 2014 through 2018. Kerry’s practice focuses on commercial and business litigation matters, including contract disputes, wage claims, breach of fiduciary claims, partnership and shareholder disputes, and bankruptcy litigation. She has handled cases in federal and state courts in Louisiana as well as other parts of the country. Her experience spans all aspects of litigation, from initial case analysis to written discovery, depositions, motions, trial, and appeal. Kerry recently served as the lead attorney on a lender liability suit, managing fact discovery, working with and deposing expert witnesses, and preparing and trying the case. She has also represented clients in mediation and arbitration.

 

In addition to her litigation experience, Kerry has done transactional work for entrepreneurs as well as established businesses. She enjoys working with clients on business formation and contracts and has drafted and negotiated a variety of business agreements, including non-disclosure agreements, fee agreements, purchase agreements, commercial leases, and employment agreements.

Kerry has been actively engaged in pro bono work throughout her career and has been recognized by the Louisiana State Bar Association and New Orleans Pro Bono Project for that work. Most recently, she has represented six local children in immigration proceedings to obtain legal status to remain in the United States permanently, after they traveled alone from Honduras to escape the threat of violence. Kerry is also a longtime volunteer with the Louisiana Bar Foundation, which provides grants to nonprofit organizations that deliver direct legal services to low-income individuals across the state. She currently serves on the Foundation’s Board of Directors and has served on the Foundation’s Grants Committee and chaired the Greater New Orleans Community Partnership Panel, which works to identify new areas of need for funding and respond to arising community needs.

 

Prior to forming Lasky Murphy, Kerry worked at some of the area’s premier law firms and as a judicial law clerk. As an attorney at Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison, she handled a wide variety of commercial cases and assisted clients with business and transactional matters. Prior to joining Jones Swanson, Kerry served as a law clerk to the Honorable Susie Morgan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. After law school, Kerry worked in the New Orleans office of Liskow & Lewis.

EDUCATION
  • University of Wisconsin Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007, Wisconsin Law Review, Senior Note & Comment Editor, 2006-07
  • Villanova University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Louisiana
  • Wisconsin
HONORS & APPOINTMENTS
  • Selected for inclusion in the Louisiana Super Lawyers® “Rising Star” list in Business Litigation, 2014-2018.
  • Member of Board of Directors, Louisiana Bar Foundation, 2017-present.
  • Chair of the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Greater New Orleans Community Partnership Panel, 2013-2016, member of the panel, 2010-present.
  • Member of the Louisiana Appleseed Gala Committee, 2017.
  • Received the Louisiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Century Award, 2010.
  • Recognized as a 100+ Hour Volunteer, New Orleans Pro Bono Project, 2009.
PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  • “Professionalism: Issues & Duties When Lawyers Leave a Firm,” New Orleans Bar Association’s Procrastinators’ Program, December 2017.
  • “Recent Developments in Louisiana Ethics,” Louisiana State Bar Association Trial Practice Seminar, December 2017.
  • “Proving Lost Profits for a New Business,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee Spring Journal, May 2017.
  • “Ethics in Class Actions,” Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics and Professionalism Program, December 2010.
  • “Ethics and the Attorney-Client Privilege: Where Are We Heading?” Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics and Professionalism Program, December 2008.
  • Madison’s Minimum-Wage Ordinance, Section 104.001, and the Future of Home Rule in Wisconsin, 2007 Wis. L. Rev. 151.
  • “Integrated Education & Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland.” Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review, 2004.

MEMBERSHIPS
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association for Women Attorneys
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation