Michael Murphy is the Global Chair of DLA Piper's 300 plus lawyer Insurance & Reinsurance Sector Practice. He represents financial services industry clients in a wide range of transactions and business litigation with particular emphasis on reinsurance and insurance-related litigation and arbitration.

Michael serves as international counsel for insurers and reinsurers in transactions and disputes throughout North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Asia, Bermuda and elsewhere around the world.

Michael has been lead counsel in hundreds of high-stakes and precedent-setting insurance cases and reinsurance arbitrations, including cases involving securities, asbestos, environmental, pharmaceutical, technology, product liability, employment, breast implant, construction defect, professional liability, directors and officer liability, advertising liability, entertainment, and toxic and mass tort claims. He also has extensive first-party reinsurance arbitration experience and is currently representing reinsurers and retrocessionaires in disputes in the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Brazil, Australia and in the Netherlands.

Michael also has extensive experience representing insurance and reinsurance industry clients in high value claims relating to the energy and construction sectors, including on and off shore energy matters on all continents. In addition, he has experience representing industry clients in class action litigation; proceedings against agents, brokers and intermediaries; market conduct proceedings; commercial disputes; and complex one-of-a-kind litigations and transactions.