Murphy Recognized Among Top Law Firm Leaders in Missouri

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Chair John Murphy is one of five legal executives honored as 2016 “Law Firm Leaders” by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for their “extraordinary vision, innovation and leadership.”

During his 15-year tenure as chair of Shook, the firm embraced alternative fee arrangements and innovative billing strategies, garnered numerous accolades for pioneering diversity and inclusion initiatives, grew its commercial litigation and data privacy capabilities, and expanded its geographic footprint from seven to 12 offices.

Murphy will step down at the end of 2016 to return to full-time litigation practice. He will be succeeded as chair by Madeleine McDonough, a 26-year veteran of the firm who has served four terms on Shook’s Executive Committee and headed the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Practice since 2012.

All honorees including Murphy will be recognized at the Missouri Lawyers Weekly luncheon on January 27, 2017 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark in St. Louis, Missouri.