Regina "Gigi" S. E. Murphy has extensive trial and pretrial experience representing major corporate clients across many industries and jurisdictions in patent infringement and commercial litigation in both state and federal court. Gigi was recognized on the 2019 Delaware Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Intellectual Property Litigation.
Gigi’s trial experience includes representing a leading U.S. supplier of coated optical fibers in successful trial before the International Trade Commission, the gold standard wholesale drug distribution accrediting organization in successful injunctive proceeding in federal court in New Jersey, a leading global heart valve maker in winning $394 million dollar patent jury trial in federal court in Delaware, a leading branded pharmaceutical drug manufacturer in successful ANDA patent trial in federal court in Delaware, and an Internet search patentee in multi-million dollar jury trial in federal court in Delaware.
After law school, Gigi clerked for the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. While in law school, she was an associate editor and senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania’s Journal of Business Law and a member of the Penn Law National Trial Team. Gigi also interned while in law school for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Honorable Kevin J. Carey, District of Delaware, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware.
Gigi has an active pro bono practice including representing clients in post-conviction relief, civil rights, and protection from abuse proceedings. Gigi is a former Foreign Service officer and international business consultant. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, she was an associate at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell.
Delaware Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2019
Barnes & Thornburg Joseph Maley Pro Bono Award, 2018
Penn Law’s Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award
U.S. Foreign Service Meritorious Honor Award, for her management of the Refugee Office at the American Consulate General in Hong Kong during a time of crisis