Allison Murphy is a partner in the Government, Regulatory & Internal Investigations Practice Group in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Allison has been a legal and strategic counselor on high-profile investigations with broad reach across the government and private sector, including as White House Associate Counsel under President Obama. She has managed congressional investigations from all angles. Most recently, Allison was Chief Oversight Counsel of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Majority Staff. She also served in the Senate as Counsel for the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Previously, Allison was Attorney Advisor to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Division of Enforcement. She began her legal career as an associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr.

Known for advocating for each client’s goals in crisis environments, Allison brings experience in media and regulatory contexts, as well as litigation. She has significant experience leading congressional and government investigations, as well as defending clients during such inquiries.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, "Representing Clients in Congressional Investigations 2021," D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, September 9, 2021

Panelist, "Congressional Oversight and Investigations: New Developments and Outlook for the 117th Congress," The Federalist Society, July 28, 2021


Co-Author, “The FERC Enforcement Process,” Energy Law Journal, November, 2014


Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia


  • The George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors
    Articles Editor, The George Washington Law Review
  • Ohio UniversityB.A., Political Science
    Phi Beta Kappa