Claire Saba Murphy is an associate in the Employment practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on employment counseling and collective and class action litigation defense.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Saba Murphy clerked for the Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, Maryland's highest court. Ms. Saba Murphy also served as a judicial intern at the District Court for the District of Columbia for now-Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Ms. Saba Murphy interned at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for Commissioner Charlotte Burrows during law school among other employment-related extracurriculars. Previously, Ms. Saba Murphy was a Human Resources associate at a top technology company in Silicon Valley, where she gained valuable, first-hand experience with internal investigations, performance management practices, hiring practices, workforce analytics, and human resource operations.

Ms. Saba Murphy received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, in 2019, where she served on the American Criminal Law Review and and as Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Survey of White Collar Crime. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with Distinction from the University of Virginia in 2013. Ms. Saba Murphy is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Maryland.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (cum laude), 2019
  • University of Virginia, B.A. (with distinction), 2013

Practice Areas

Class Actions
Employee Mobility and Trade Secrets
Employment Counseling and Preventive Advice
Employment Law
Employment Litigation
Workplace Retaliation and Whistleblower Defense




District of Columbia Bar
Maryland Bar


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 2019
University of Virginia, B.A. 2013

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