Jennifer Murphy


"The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them."
- Ralph Nichols

genuine desire to understand clients and get results.

Jennifer has practiced as in-house counsel for large corporations and organizations in both private and public sectors, including areas such as education, health, utilities and banking. Because of her experience, she understands the business pressures her clients face, and the concerns that come along with them. Jennifer provides practical advice in terms her clients can understand to help create solutions for mitigating legal and regulatory risks.

representative matters

Both the private and public sectors benefit from, and appreciate, the personal experience Jennifer gives. She has a diverse background that includes drafting, negotiating and providing advice on a wide variety of contracts, along with other commercial matters involving secured transactions, securities and banking regulation, as well as lending and financing. Jennifer has also acted as a privacy law subject matter expert in the health context. Examples of her work in contracts includes: 

  • Goods and services, including master agreements and statements of work
  • Research agreements
  • Material transfer agreements
  • Consultant agreements
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Licenses
  • Leases
  • Memoranda of Understanding

areas of practice

  • Corporate/Commercial 
  • Research and Commercialization
  • Intellectual Property
  • Privacy Law and Access to Information Requests
  • Health Law
  • Regulatory


Nova Scotia, 2016
Ontario, 2011


Nova Scotia Barristers' Society


Canadian Securities Institute, Canadian Securities Course, 2015
Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, JD, 2010
Saint Mary's University, BA (Honours), 2005


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association



Suite 900
Purdy's Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3J 3N2

P 902.420.3387
F 902.420.1417

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