David P. Murray

Partner

Washington
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1875 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1238
T 202 303 1112
F 202 303 2112
dmurraywillkie.com

David P. Murray is a partner in the Litigation Department, specializing in complex civil litigation involving communications, media, RICO, Fair Labor Standards Act, Commerce Clause, product safety, securities, and class actions.

David has represented Comcast Corporation, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, Sprint-Nextel Corporation, tw telecom inc., and other entities in district court and appellate actions and arbitrations around the country. In addition, David has represented Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. in appellate, nationwide consumer class actions, and regulatory and product safety matters before the Department of Justice, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Department of Transportation, the United States Coast Guard, and other agencies.

David also worked on the Feist Publications team at Willkie, which successfully overturned eighty years of adverse precedent in a landmark copyright decision by the United States Supreme Court.

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Highlights

David P. Murray is a partner in the Litigation Department, specializing in complex civil litigation involving communications, media, RICO, Fair Labor Standards Act, Commerce Clause, product safety, securities, and class actions.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Zavala v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 691 F.3d 527 (3d Cir. 2012)
  • In the Matter of Arbitration between Project Concord, Inc., Claimant, and NBCUniversal Media, LLC, Respondent, MB Docket No. 10-56, DA 12-1958, Order on Review (FCC Nov. 13, 2012)
  • COMPTEL v. FCC, No. 11-1262, Petition for Writ of Mandamus (D.C. Cir. filed July 15, 2011)
  • Cablevision Sys. Corp. v. FCC, 597 F.3d 1306 (D.C. Cir. 2010)
  • In the Matter of Arbitration Between Dish Network, L.L.C., Claimant, and Comcast Corporation and Comcast SportsNet California, Respondents, American Arbitration Association Case No. 16-472-E-00211-10, Arbitration Decision (Nov. 23, 2010)
  • United Church of Christ Office of Commc’ns v. FCC, No. 08-3245 (6th Cir. July 25, 2008) (order granting stay of agency order)
  • In the Matter of Arbitration Between DIRECTV, Inc., Claimant, v. Comcast Corporation, Respondent, American Arbitration Association Case No. 71-472-E-00122-09
  • Cancino v. Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., No. 04-274, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76645 (S.D. Ohio June 24, 2010)
  • APCC Servs., Inc. v. Sprint Commc’ns Co., 489 F.3d 1249 (D.C. Cir. 2007), cert. granted, 552 U.S. 1087 (2008)
  • In the Matter of Arbitration Between The America Channel, LLC, Claimant, and Comcast Corporation, Respondent, American Arbitration Association Case No. 14-494-E-00217-07
  • Southwestern Bell Tel., L.P. v. Missouri Pub. Serv. Comm’n, 461 F. Supp. 2d 1055 (E.D. Mo. 2006), cert. denied, 555 U.S. 1099 (2009)
  • Zavala v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 447 F. Supp. 2d 379 (D.N.J. 2006)
  • Covad Commc'ns Co. v. FCC, 450 F.3d 528 (D.C. Cir. 2006)
  • APCC Servs., Inc. v. Sprint Commc’ns Co., 418 F.3d 1238
  • (D.C. Cir. 2005), reh’g denied, 04-7034, 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 24400 (Nov. 10, 2005)
  • Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. v. Jim's Motorcycle, Inc., 401 F.3d 560 (4th Cir.), cert. denied, 546 U.S. 936 (2005)
  • Zavala v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 399 F. Supp. 2d 295 (D.N.J. 2005)
  • Sprint Corp. v. FCC, 315 F.3d 369 (D.C. Cir. 2003)
  • Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. v. Quillian, 264 Va. 656, 571 S.E.2d 122 (2002)
  • U.S. West Commc’ns, Inc. v. Sprint Commc’ns Co., L.P., 275 F.3d 1241 (10th Cir. 2001)
  • SBC Commc’ns, Inc. v. FCC, 154 F.3d 226 (5th Cir. 1998)

Selected Professional and Business Activities

David is a member of the American Bar Association and the Board of Trustees for Malone University.

Additional Information

Congressional Testimony

  • Represented Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (Henio Arcangeli, Vice President Corporate Planning)
    "The Future of Unmanned Aviation in the U.S. Economy: Safety and Privacy Considerations"
    Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
    January 15, 2014
  • On behalf of U.S. All-Terrain Vehicle Industry
    "ATV Safety"
    Senate Commerce Committee
    Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Automotive Safety
    May 9, 2007