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Mr. Paul Bailey Murphy

King & Spalding LLP

Paul Murphy focuses on white-collar criminal defense, investigations and litigation under the False Claims Act, corporate internal investigations, corporate governance and compliance, and national security matters.   Paul recently rejoined the firm after serving as the FBI Chief of Staff.  Earlier in his career, he held several other leadership roles with the Department of Justice, including as the U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.  A partner in our Special Matters and Government Investigations practice, Paul represents and advises corporations, boards of directors and board committees as well as executives and other individuals.


Paul has represented a wide variety of clients facing high-profile government investigations.  He has deep experience with health care fraud investigations, having represented clients across the health care and life sciences sector:  hospital systems, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, pharmacy providers, dialysis providers, home health care companies, skilled nursing facility chains, and health insurers.  Paul also has handled several criminal environmental investigations, including some of the most significant enforcement matters pursued by the Justice Department.