Murray, Christopher O.

Chris Murray is a litigator with a unique combination of experience in commercial, political and public law matters. Chris advises and defends charitable and social welfare organizations, PACs, candidates, elected officials and businesses on political and constitutional issues as well as defending the same organizations in governmental investigations or lawsuits arising out of allegations of prohibited conduct.

Prior to joining the firm, Chris worked as a litigator at a large international law firm.  He also served as Deputy General Counsel for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign and as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Timothy M. Tymkovich of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

REPRESENTATIVE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

  • Arbitration counsel for members of a Colorado limited liability company in a dispute with the controlling member over the disposition of unique artwork owned by the company.
  • Litigation counsel for departing member of a Delaware limited liability company in a dispute over the valuation of the individual’s equity under an appraisal provision.
  • Arbitration counsel for a Delaware limited liability company in a dispute with long-term customers over whether the company owed those customers a fiduciary duty in how it pursued other competitive avenues.
  • Representation of 50 percent owner of a Colorado limited liability company in a dispute over the other member’s attempt to form a competing limited liability company to devalue the 50 percent owner’s equity.
  • Defended medical device manufacturer against claims under the False Claims Act involving alleged fraud in securing 510(k) approval and subsequent misbranding of devices.
News & Events
Community

Past President, Lincoln Club of Colorado

Election Task Force Member, Colorado Lawyers Committee

Bipartisan Election Advisory Board, Colorado Secretary of State

Judicial Performance Commission, Second Judicial District

Former Trustee, Downtown Denver Partnership Leadership Program

Former Board of Delegates Member, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN)

Former Advisory Board, Invest in Kids Jane-a-Thon

Lector, Holy Ghost Catholic Church

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 2005, Harvard Law School
  • B.A., 2002, cum laude, University of Washington
Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Recognition

5280 Top Lawyers, Government Relations, 2016-2020

Denver Post Top Attorneys in Colorado Rising Stars 2015

Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2013 – 2015

Law Week Colorado, Compleat Lawyer, 2011

Executive Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy

Membership

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Federalist Society