Dan Murphy

Dan is involved with clients and efforts firm-wide ranging from legal compliance to crisis communications to the Financial Services Practice.

Washington, D.C.
Corporate Counsel, Principal
Financial Services, Housing Finance and Policy, Crisis Communications, Helping Clients Navigate the Complex Intersection of Legal and Government Affairs
Three Presidential Transitions, The White House, Department of Housing and Urban Development, litigator private practice law firm, Member of the Florida Bar

Dan Murphy, serves as the Corporate Counsel at BGR Group. He oversees the firm’s legal, regulatory and ethics compliance, including the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act, the Foreign Agents Registration Act and the Lobbying Disclosure Act. In addition, he serves on BGR’s Executive Committee and works in the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group.

In his role, Dan has handled both significant civil and criminal matters where the client’s business and personal reputations were at stake, and each was brought to a successful conclusion. Dan is a pugnacious and zealous advocate for BGR clients through our litigation support and crisis communications efforts. Dan is often teamed with major law firms as their clients attempt to navigate Congressional oversight, government investigations and complicated legislative processes. The stakes are always high and clients are often faced with a “bet the company” scenario. His experience as a litigator, communicator and advocate make him uniquely qualified to handle highly sensitive issues while maintaining client confidentiality.

In addition, Dan provides strategic Advisory Services to BGR clients who have a need to understand the wiring diagram of The White House, federal agencies, and Congress and how those three entities can and will affect their bottom line. Dan has played an integral role in multiple complicated coalitions that were utilized to advance legislation from the time of its drafting, through Congressional action and passage, to being signed by the President of the United States. Those legislative efforts stretched from a year-and-half to a decade, and despite massive and well-funded opposition, his clients were victorious.

He has previously served in three Presidential transitions and two Presidential administrations—one at The White House and one as Chief of Staff of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trained as a litigator, Dan spent years defending corporate clients in Florida and now uses that experience to zealously advocate for his clients in the administration, the halls of Congress and federal agencies. The breadth of Dan’s professional experience places him squarely at the intersection of business and government. His insights give him an unparalleled ability to counsel CEOs, in-house Counsel and their C-suite colleagues as they attempt to navigate an ever-changing federal government.

Dan earned his law degree from the University of Notre Dame and is an active member of the Florida Bar. Dan and his wife, Laura, have four children and live in Northern Virginia.

Areas of Focus

  • Financial Services


  • Ball State University

  • University of Notre Dame Law School

  • Affiliations

    Member of the Florida Bar