Scott B. Murray handles antitrust matters and complex business litigation, often in the Firm's largest and most challenging cases. Mr. Murray's talent for making complicated and esoteric facts understandable to the layman, coupled with his trial experience, make him a regular on the Firm's biggest cases.
As part of his antitrust practice, Mr. Murray has litigated, and counseled clients, regarding the full range of antitrust issues. He has successfully defended against, and pursued, antitrust claims for clients in both state and federal court, as well as represented clients before federal and state antitrust agencies regarding enforcement investigations. He has provided advice regarding the antitrust implications of various transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other affiliations, especially concerning health care provider ACOs, IPAs and PHOs.
As part of his complex business litigation practice, which includes patent litigation and other intellectual property disputes, Mr. Murray has represented clients including financial institutions, technology and Internet website companies, commodity and luxury product manufacturers, commercial landlords, health care providers and an international industrial manufacturer.
Mr. Murray is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Hiring Committee and the Firm’s Diversity Committee.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Murray practiced antitrust law in Washington, D.C. During his four years with Clifford Chance’s Antitrust Group, Mr. Murray was a member of the trial team that represented MasterCard International in U.S. v. MasterCard, et al. in the Southern District of New York, and represented clients from numerous industries before various government agencies including the Antitrust and Criminal Divisions of the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Murray spent almost three years with the Telecommunications Task Force of the Antitrust Division, where he was involved in a number of high profile merger and non-merger investigations, including working on teams that reviewed the Disney/Capital Cities-ABC and MCI/Worldcom mergers. In addition, Mr. Murray was the staff attorney responsible for monitoring Bell Atlantic’s (now Verizon) progress toward satisfying the Telecommunications Act’s requirements for the company to gain authorization to provide long distance telephone services.
Prior to joining the Antitrust Division in 1995, Mr. Murray clerked for the Honorable Samuel D. Natal, Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden County Vicinage, Criminal Division. Mr. Murray is a 1994 graduate of Rutgers University-Camden School of Law, where in addition to receiving his Juris Doctor, he received an International and Foreign Law Honors Certificate with Distinction. He received a B.S.Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, degree from Princeton University in 1991.