Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Michael Murray is a former high-ranking U.S. Department of Justice official, experienced antitrust practitioner and civil litigator, and Supreme Court law clerk.  Most recently, Michael served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he managed over 450 attorneys, economists, paralegals, and other staff, supervised several of the most cutting-edge merger, conduct, and criminal cases in recent memory, and personally argued two of the most significant antitrust appeals in decades.  Before that, Michael served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General.  There, he supervised the Antitrust Division, the Civil Division, the Justice Management Division, and the Office of Legal Policy and directed criminal law and affirmative civil litigation policy initiatives, white collar and regulatory reform initiatives, and crisis management responses.  Earlier in his career, Michael worked as a federal prosecutor and at two major law firms and clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Michael earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, with a minor in Finance.