Laura W. Murphy, President, Laura Murphy & Associates<br />
Laura Murphy has her own firm, Laura Murphy & Associates, LLC., where she utilizes her 30 years of policy-making and political expertise to guide and advise corporate and nonprofit clients at the national, state and local levels. For 17 years she served as director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington Legislative Office.<br />
Murphy is well known for her public policy advocacy on civil rights, human rights and civil liberties. She has managed high-profile legislative and communications campaigns on criminal justice, First Amendment, equality and national security issues. Prior to the establishment of her firm and her prior work with the ACLU, Murphy served as chief of staff to a California Assembly Speaker, as a cabinet member for the Mayor of the District of Columbia, as an account executive for a public affairs firm, and as a legislative assistant for two members of Congress. Murphy has testified more than a dozen times before Congress and is an experienced national spokesperson. She has been frequently cited in national media and has appeared in numerous television outlets.