Daniel Murray

Adjunct Professor

Office: 1100 Eck Hall of Law
Email: Daniel.R.Murray.76@nd.edu

Daniel R. Murray has focused his practice in the areas of corporate bankruptcy and restructuring, commercial law and secured transactions at the law firm of Jenner & Block LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy, Workout and Corporate Reorganization Practice, as well as the Commercial Law and Uniform Commercial Code Practice. Over the years, he has served on numerous firm committees, and from 1984 to 1986, was the firm’s managing partner.

Murray has been involved in numerous high-profile matters, including representing General Motors Corporation in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy and Jenner & Block Chairman Anton R. Valukas in his role as the court-appointed examiner in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. He has been actively involved in numerous major bankruptcies around the country representing both debtors and creditors.

Murray has been recognized for his work in major railroad reorganizations. He represented Henry Crown and the Crown Family, the major creditors of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company, in its third reorganization from 1975 through 1984. In the course of that proceeding, he successfully argued the case of Railway Labor Executives Association v. Gibbons, 455 U.S. 457 (1982), before the U. S. Supreme Court. He also represented the shareholders during the course of the reorganization of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company. He served as trustee of the Chicago Missouri & Western Railway Company, an affiliate of the South Shore Railroad. In recognition of his work as trustee in preserving passenger rail service, Murray received the W. Graham Claytor Award For Distinguished Service To Passenger Rail Transportation in 2011.

Murray is a co-author of Uniform Laws Annotated -- Uniform Commercial Code Forms and Materials, Vols. 4 and 5 (West Publishing, 2007 with annual supplements), Uniform Commercial Code With Illinois Code Comments and Uniform Commercial Code Forms Annotated, Vols. 2A and 2B, Illinois Practice Series (Thomson Reuter,s 2016), and Illinois Practice: Uniform Commercial Code Forms Annotated, Vols. 1 and 2 (West Publishing, 2006, with annual supplements). He serves as a contributing editor to Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice 2d. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal.

Murray is an elected member of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and the American College of Bankruptcy. He serves as an officer and director of the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation. He is also a life member of the American Law Institute.

Murray currently serves as the president of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago. He is a life member of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is a member of the Notre Dame Law School Advisory Council, the Big Shoulders Fund of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the National Board of Advisors of the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Center, the Catholic Common Ground Initiative Advisory Committee, and the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Murray graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1967 and Harvard Law School in 1970. He is a member of the Illinois Bar.

A more complete listing of Murray’s representations, publications and community engagements can be found at https://jenner.com/people/DanielMurray.