Andrew Murphy litigates employment cases throughout the country, defending employers in class and collective actions, including cases of nationwide scope.

Employment Litigation

Andrew focuses on defending companies in class and collective action litigation. He has particular experience in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) litigation, matters involving alleged independent contractor misclassification, and cases involving joint employment and agency liability claims. Andrew has served as lead counsel in class action cases involving tens of thousands of putative class members.

Broad Litigation Experience

Andrew has also litigated class and other complex cases involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, violations of RICO, franchise law, antitrust law and environmental contamination.

Advancing the Law

Andrew has a passion for the development of the law. He has served as an adjunct professor at two law schools, is a frequent speaker at CLEs and other events, and regularly publishes articles on legal developments of national significance.

Faculty Positions

  • Notre Dame Law School — Past Adjunct Professor
  • William Mitchell College of Law — Past Adjunct Professor


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


Notre Dame Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Notre Dame Law Review (articles editor) (2007)

Lehigh University
B.A. summa cum laude (2004)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Litigating Wage and Hour Claims When There Are No Accurate Time Records
    Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, May 2017
  • Rely on Us — Encino Motorcars Reiterates That Administrative Rule Changes Must Consider Reliance Interests
    Minnesota CLE, September 2016
  • The Expanded Joint Employer Standard: What It Means for Your Company
    Minnesota CLE, February 2016
  • Complex Employment Litigation Trends to Watch in 2016
    Co-presenter, Employment Law Today: In-Depth Discussions on Complex Issues, Complex Employment Litigation Seminar, November 2015
  • Keep Class Action Waivers Concise, Tailored
    Minnesota Lawyer, March 16, 2015
  • Wage/Hour Litigation — Hot Topics and Recent Developments
    Faegre Baker Daniels Complex Employment Litigation Seminar, November 2014
  • Top 10 Mistakes Made by Plaintiff's Counsel in Pursuing Wage/Hour Claims
    Minnesota CLE, October 2014
  • Update on EEOC Litigation Tactics and Approaches
    Minnesota CLE, October 2014
  • Legal Hot Topics/Recent Cases That Have a Systemwide Impact on the Franchise Industry
    Faegre Baker Daniels Franchise Summit, August 2014
  • Pleading the Class Case: Testing Class Allegations on the Pleadings After Comcast
    Business Law Today, American Bar Association, May 2014
    GP Solo, American Bar Association, "Best of Sections" Feature, October 2014
  • Navigating in the New Era of Class Action Waiver Law
    Law360, May 2014
  • Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation
    Eighth Circuit Contributing Author, American Bar Association, Employment Law, 2014 Edition
  • Cutting Edge Issues in FLSA Litigation
    Faegre Baker Daniels Winning Strategies for Complex Employment Litigation Seminar, 2013
  • Unpaid Interns — Essentials for Avoiding and Surviving Wage & Hour Claims
    Minnesota CLE, 2013
  • Drawing The Line Between Possibility and Plausibility: An Update on Federal Courts' Application of Twombly's/Iqbal's Pleading Standards in F.L.S.A. Collective Actions
    Minnesota CLE, 2013
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Recent Developments
    Minnesota CLE, 2012 and 2013
  • Pretrial Litigation
    Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, 2012 and 2013

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • William Mitchell College of Law — Adjunct Professor, 2012-13
  • Notre Dame Law School — Adjunct Professor, 2010-11
  • Michiana Society for Human Resources Management — Legislative Committee, 2010-11

Civic Activities

  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce, St. Joseph County — Leadership Program, 2009-10
  • Northern Indiana Center for History — Development Committee, 2008-09


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Employee Litigation Defense, 2014-19
  • Minnesota Lawyer Up & Coming Attorney, 2017
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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