- Duke Law School (J.D., Order of the Coif, 2007) magna cum laude
- Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (B.S. in Economics, 2000) (B.A. in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, 2000)
Areas of Practice:
Admitted to Practice:
- District of Columbia
Christopher R. Murray
Chris Murray is a civil and bankruptcy litigator in the firm’s Houston Office. Chris has broad experience in civil litigation matters and in representing debtors, committees, creditors, equity interest holders and trustees in liquidation and restructuring cases under the Bankruptcy Code.
Prior to joining Diamond McCarthy in 2011, Chris was an associate in the Washington, DC, office of Covington & Burling LLP, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Allyson K. Duncan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Before law school, Chris worked for three years in Chile and Argentina as an investment banker with a regional M&A advisory firm specialized in cross-border and distressed transactions. In 2000, he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to research post-NAFTA finance in Mexico.
- Represents a Chapter 7 trustee as special litigation counsel in the resolution of fraudulent conveyance actions, asset recovery and related litigation.
- Represented a major industrial company in insurance coverage litigation against multiple carriers.
- Represents the Chapter 11 trustee in the dissolution of a large, national law firm.
- Represented the court-appointed examiner in the investigation of a debtor-in-possession’s selection of an insider plan of reorganization.
- Represented the independent fiduciary of an employee stock fund, and largest single equity interest holder, in the Chapter 11 reorganization of a major chemical company.
- Represented a major construction equipment company and secured creditor in multiple bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy insolvency cases.
Pro Bono and Appellate Representation
- Before the Third Circuit, successfully appealed the improper dismissal on qualified immunity grounds of First Amendment compelled speech claims brought by civil detainees in New Jersey.
- Before the Fourth Circuit, successfully briefed and argued the habeas appeal of a North Carolina prisoner who was sentenced on the basis of facts neither admitted by the defendant nor proven to a jury.