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Dawn E Murphy-Johnson

Dawn E Murphy-Johnson

Miller & Chevalier Chartered


Dawn Murphy-Johnson is counsel in Miller & Chevalier's Litigation department. She focuses her practice on white-collar criminal defence, complex civil litigation, and appellate advocacy. She has second-chaired trial teams for both criminal and civil matters in federal court, and she has extensive experience representing clients before the United States Supreme Court and several federal Courts of Appeals. 

In her criminal litigation practice, Ms Murphy-Johnson represents individuals in governmental investigations, at trial, at sentencing and on appeal. Her experience include cases involving tax and accounting fraud, public corruption, money laundering, export control violations, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She has also conducted internal investigations on behalf of multinational corporations.

Ms Murphy-Johnson has broad experience in all aspects of civil litigation, most often in high-stakes, multi-year cases. She has won motions to dismiss based on lack of jurisdiction and for failure to state a claim, managed fact and expert discovery, and prepared cases for trial. She has represented clients in cases involving civil the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) claims, commercial contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, and professional negligence. 

Ms Murphy-Johnson received a JD from Duke University School of Law in 2004 and a BA from Duke University in 1997. While at Duke University School of Law, Ms Murphy-Johnson was an articles editor for the Duke Law Journal




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