Robin Murphy, General Counsel

Robin brings over 12 years of broad legal and management experience within the public safety and criminal justice sectors to his role as General Counsel of COPA.  He started at COPA in 2020 as Assistant General Counsel, where he provided senior-level legal and operational direction in several critical areas, including managing COPA’s compliance with the city’s Consent Decree.  He previously served in a variety of leadership roles at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, including Acting General Counsel and Chief of Staff.  Robin also prosecuted financial crime state-wide as an Assistant Attorney General and gained trial and appellate expertise as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney.  He began his legal career in Washington, D.C. as a law clerk to Superior Court Senior Judge Leonard Braman.   Robin received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his law degree from American University, Washington College of Law.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Law.