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Patrick Murray

Associate

Patrick Murray represents clients in all facets of complex litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Before joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Mr. Murray served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Virginia A. Phillips of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. For several years prior to clerking, he was a litigation associate at a Vault 100 law firm in Los Angeles, California. In practice, Mr. Murray successfully represented and advised a broad range of clients in various high-stakes matters including:

  • Representing a leading consumer electronics company in a first-of-its-kind multi-district class action lawsuit concerning alleged violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act.
  • Obtaining summary judgment dismissing all tort claims brought against a Portland-based private equity firm in a lawsuit brought by a student loan servicer who alleged misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark and service mark infringement, unfair competition, and tortious interference of contract among other claims.
  • Obtaining summary judgment dismissing all claims brought against a commercial leaseholder in federal court in Los Angeles, California.
  • Prosecuting a $50 million dollar lawsuit on behalf of a luxury hotel owner and ground lessor against an international hotel management company for breach of contract and fiduciary obligations. Mr. Murray was instrumental in drafting the successful sanctions motion during the arbitration trial and the subsequent Ninth Circuit appellate briefing that led to a new trial on behalf of the plaintiffs.
  • Representing a coalition of residents from the Los Angeles Koreatown neighborhood in a redistricting lawsuit to redress a racially gerrymandered City Council district. Mr. Murray’s work on this matter was recognized by the Los Angeles Korean American Coalition when his prior firm was given the Corporate Luminary Award in December 2018.
  • Advocating on behalf of several children facing deportation proceedings after fleeing gang violence and familial abuse in Central America. Mr. Murray obtained guardianships and special immigrant juvenile status findings in California probate court on behalf of these clients, resulting in halted deportation proceedings and paving the way for each client to obtain legal permanent residency in the United States. Mr. Murray’s work on this and other pro bono matters was recognized when he was named the 2016 Los Angeles Pro Bono Associate of the Year by his prior law firm.
  • Advising international clients on options for redress in U.S. federal courts following the theft of significant capital in Ukraine.
  • Counseling various private equity and hedge fund clients regarding risks to their investments caused by current and potential litigation.

Mr. Murray earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles where he was a Senior Editor of the UCLA Law Review and a member of the UCLA Supreme Court Clinic. Before law school he was a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, where he co-authored a peer-reviewed cellular immunology publication. Mr. Murray obtained his B.A. in biology from Grinnell College.

Patrick Murray represents clients in all facets of complex litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Before joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Mr. Murray served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Virginia A. Phillips of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. For several years prior to clerking, he was a litigation associate at a Vault 100 law firm in Los Angeles, California. In practice, Mr. Murray successfully represented and advised a broad range of clients in various high-stakes matters including:

  • Representing a leading consumer electronics company in a first-of-its-kind multi-district class action lawsuit concerning alleged violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act.
  • Obtaining summary judgment dismissing all tort claims brought against a Portland-based private equity firm in a lawsuit brought by a student loan servicer who alleged misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark and service mark infringement, unfair competition, and tortious interference of contract among other claims.
  • Obtaining summary judgment dismissing all claims brought against a commercial leaseholder in federal court in Los Angeles, California.
  • Prosecuting a $50 million dollar lawsuit on behalf of a luxury hotel owner and ground lessor against an international hotel management company for breach of contract and fiduciary obligations. Mr. Murray was instrumental in drafting the successful sanctions motion during the arbitration trial and the subsequent Ninth Circuit appellate briefing that led to a new trial on behalf of the plaintiffs.
  • Representing a coalition of residents from the Los Angeles Koreatown neighborhood in a redistricting lawsuit to redress a racially gerrymandered City Council district. Mr. Murray’s work on this matter was recognized by the Los Angeles Korean American Coalition when his prior firm was given the Corporate Luminary Award in December 2018.
  • Advocating on behalf of several children facing deportation proceedings after fleeing gang violence and familial abuse in Central America. Mr. Murray obtained guardianships and special immigrant juvenile status findings in California probate court on behalf of these clients, resulting in halted deportation proceedings and paving the way for each client to obtain legal permanent residency in the United States. Mr. Murray’s work on this and other pro bono matters was recognized when he was named the 2016 Los Angeles Pro Bono Associate of the Year by his prior law firm.
  • Advising international clients on options for redress in U.S. federal courts following the theft of significant capital in Ukraine.
  • Counseling various private equity and hedge fund clients regarding risks to their investments caused by current and potential litigation.

Mr. Murray earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles where he was a Senior Editor of the UCLA Law Review and a member of the UCLA Supreme Court Clinic. Before law school he was a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, where he co-authored a peer-reviewed cellular immunology publication. Mr. Murray obtained his B.A. in biology from Grinnell College.