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Clair and Murphy Honored on First Lawyers of Color “Wonderful Women” List

July 14, 2023

Thompson Coburn partners Adrienne Clair and Emily Wang Murphy have been named two of Lawyers of Color’s “Wonderful Women” for 2023. The inaugural list, which includes professionals from across the nation, recognizes “dynamic women attorneys working in law firms, companies, and government agencies who show promise in their careers and demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing diversity in the legal profession,” according to the organization.

Clair, Murphy, and others included on the prestigious list will be honored at receptions this month in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta.

Clair, a member of the firm’s management committee, advises clients on electric and natural gas pipeline matters, and counsels on compliance and enforcement. She represents cooperative and municipal utilities in applications, litigation, and rulemaking proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding Regional Transmission Organizations markets for energy and capacity, transmission planning and cost allocation, and related transactions and proceedings involving natural gas pipeline rates and services. Clair counsels clients in compliance matters, including FERC enforcement actions and audits of existing compliance programs.

Murphy counsels company owners, executives, and boards on both their short-term and long-term business goals. Her clients range from start-ups to established companies, including a large government-sponsored enterprise and many higher education institutions. Murphy serves as an advisor to both non-profit and for-profit organizations as they tackle strategic transactions, business contracts, and corporate governance matters. While her clients run the gamut from global manufacturers to EdTech to closely-held businesses, Murphy has a special focus in federally regulated areas, including government contracts and higher education.

Both partners are based in Thompson Coburn’s Washington, D.C. office.