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Counsel - Susan S. Murphy

Susan S. Murphy


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Sue Murphy focuses her practice in the areas of complex business and intellectual property litigation, representing clients nationally in both state and federal courts in all phases of litigation at the trial and appellate levels, in proceedings before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, in arbitrations and in administrative proceedings.

With an emphasis on representing clients in a variety of intellectual property disputes, including those involving copyright, trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, trade secret, non-compete enforcement and patent, Sue also handles a variety of business litigation matters, including both contract and commercial tort cases. Sue’s business and intellectual property counseling experience includes counseling clients on trademark, advertising, and copyright laws, including the drafting and negotiation of licensing and assignments of trademarks and copyrights, domain names, social media and other website issues, including compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, drafting and enforceability of non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements, as well as on general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Shipman & Goodwin, Sue served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William J. Sullivan, Connecticut Supreme Court.


  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Intellectual Property Litigation (2009-2011, 2013) 
  • Connecticut Law Review (Volume 34), Editor-in-Chief

Professional Affiliations

  • Hartford County Bar Association: Board of Directors
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Anti-Cybersquatting Claim

Represented a national employee benefits firm in federal anti-cybersquatting claim against a competitor over ownership of a domain name. The case was resolved within months of filing with the transfer of domain to our client.

Non-Compete Enforcement

Successfully represented multinational information technology firm in various cases brought to enforce non-competition agreements.

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Practice Areas


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2002, with honors
  • University of Connecticut, M.B.A., 2002
  • Fordham University, B.A., 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. District Court, District of CO
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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