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Sean Murphy

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University of Baltimore School of Law – J.D.

Washington College

Sean Murphy brings nearly 25 years of legal experience to bear on your matter.  The majority of his experience was with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he analyzed, presented, and drafted employee disciplinary appeals; participated in disciplinary investigations; and adjudicated proposed disciplinary actions.  Sean then spent a substantial amount of time as Agency Counsel, handling all aspects of discrimination cases, to include: witness interviews, taking and defending depositions, a robust motions practice, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR – settlement, mediation, negotiation), providing legal advice, conducting legal research, drafting legal memoranda/motions, and representing OGC on advisory boards.  Subsequently, he became the FBI’s Deputy in the EEO Office, where he overhauled the Agency’s EEO policies; provided legal guidance to incoming Senior Executive Service employees, new employees, and other members of the FBI’s Institutional Review Board; conducted comprehensive EEO training to Field Offices, Legal Attaches and Headquarters Divisions; trained the Agency’s EEO Investigators and Counselors; drafted and reviewed Field Office and Department of Justice (DOJ) employment policies; substantially upgraded the FBI’s Mediation Program, doubling the settlement rate in one year; and supervised the FBI’s Reasonable Accommodation Program.  Sean ended his FBI career by volunteering to handle Asset Forfeiture matters, performing legal sufficiency analysis of ongoing criminal investigations involving the seizure of private property.

On the private sector side, Sean has also handled constitutional issues, focusing on First Amendment issues, such as Student Prayer statutes, Freedom of Expression, and Religious Freedom, White Collar Criminal matters, Whistleblower matters before the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), resolving security clearance and suitability issues, handling federal, state and local employment matters for the public and private sector; and drafting and reviewing proposed legislation on the state and federal levels.

*Admitted to practice only in Maryland.  Practicing in the District of Columbia under the direct supervision of Alan Lescht, a member of the D.C. Bar, pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(8).