Kenneth C. Murphy
Mr. Murphy's civil practice includes the defense and prosecution of a multitude of civil claims including breach of contract actions, unjust enrichment and quantum meruit claims, negligent hiring and retention suits, breach of fiduciary duty claims, accounting and insurance broker malpractice actions, 1983 Civil Rights matters and the defense of SEC enforcement proceedings.
His criminal practice involves defense of all levels of federal and state prosecutions, including wire fraud, mail fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud, Medicaid/Medicare fraud, money laundering, arson, assault, bribery, robbery, narcotics and sexual offenses. He has defended corporate officers, police officers, civil servants and public officials in assorted criminal prosecutions.
Although his focus is trial work, Mr. Murphy regularly counsels his civil clients on how to resolve litigation pre-suit or pre-trial. In addition, in his criminal practice, Mr. Murphy often resolves governmental investigations pre-indictment through effective plea negotiations or by convincing the prosecuting authorities not to pursue prosecution of his client altogether.
Mr. Murphy was appointed an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office in 1996, where he remained until 2001. In less than two years as an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Murphy was assigned to the Felony Trial Bureau where he prosecuted violent felonies from indictment through trial. He was later the youngest assistant ever assigned to the Major Case Unit and Housing Task Force, where he oversaw complex investigations that included the use of confidential informants, undercover officers and wiretap surveillance. He is a member of the City Bar Association where he was a member of the Criminal Law Committee and the Chair of the Subcommittee on Video Taping of Custodial Investigations. He was the Program Chair for the City Bar program entitled, "Interrogation and Confession: Is it Time to Require the Videotaping of Custodial Interrogations and Should Expert Testimony on Reliability of Confessions be Admitted?" He has also lectured on recent developments in federal constitutional law regarding body cavity searches and individual rights. He is also a member of the Federal Bar Council.
After leaving the District Attorney's Office, Mr. Murphy practiced commercial litigation before joining Simon & Partners LLP.
Mr. Murphy was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York in 1996, to the Bar of the State of New Jersey in 1997, to the U.S. District Court of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 2001 and to the District Court of New Jersey in 2003.
Mr. Murphy, who goes by the life-long nickname "Casey," received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1992 where he was a 1991 NCAA Academic All-American for Swimming and the 1992 recipient of the State University of New York Athletic Conference Jack Fulton Lifetime Achievement Award. He received a law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1995 where he was a member of the 1993-1994 Dean's List.