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Smart legislative strategies for successful business outcomes.


Political insight. Legislative navigation.
Murphy Donoghue Partners is a Boston-based lobbying firm offering comprehensive legislative services and effective marketing strategies for navigating today’s complex political environment. Founding partners Jack Murphy and Roger Donoghue lead a team of experienced attorneys who combine strategic thinking, valued relationships, and a proven reputation for delivering real and immediate results.

representative matters

  • represented a major retailer for relief from outdated pricing statute
  • supported a major e-commerce company with launch of local office
  • successfully represented a licensed professional association for insurance coverage
  • represented a major health care organization for creative bond financing
  • represented an environmental services/energy company for inclusion in renewable portfolio standard
  • represented internet hospitality intermediary in successfully opposing the imposition of an internet tourism tax
  • represented a leading chip processor manufacturer to remove restrictions on certain materials
  • represented a major physician group on scope of practice
  • represented a major drug manufacturer for insurance coverage
  • represented health care entities on payment reform
  • represented major manufacturers on product liability legislation
  • steered passage of Massachusetts Gaming Control Statute
  • negotiated settlement in lieu of ballot question on teacher evaluation
  • intervened on legislation for private non-profit consumer finance counseling agency
  • achieved passage of legislation providing statutory recognition for professional behavioral health counselors association
  • defeated attempts to expand medical scope of services to non-medical professionals

Co-founder Roger Donoghue describes Murphy Donoghue Partners as lawyers who lobby—and take a thoughtful approach to client issues.


  • Biomedical
  • Energy/environment
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Non-profit
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Real estate
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications


  • Appropriations & funding
  • Business strategies
  • Coalition building
  • Community relations
  • Ethics & campaign finance counsel
  • Government relations
  • Grassroots
  • Healthcare reform
  • Issues research & drafting
  • Permitting & approvals
  • Professional licensure
  • Public policy
  • Real estate project development
  • Regulatory consulting
  • State & local advocacy
  • Third party recruitment


Attorney Tara O’Donnell Appointed to Boston Mayor’s Transition Team

public policy

We serve as a bridge between public policy law and our clients’ business goals.

Roger Donoghue


Murphy Donoghue Partners Recognized by Boston Magazine


Quincy College appoints Maureen Glynn as Board of Governors Vice Chair

“ excellent reputation on Beacon Hill.”
–CEO of major hospital network


Tara O’Donnell reappointed to Board of Directors of Hospitality Homes

lobbying & government relations

Our seasoned professionals stake their reputation on representing the critical interests of clients before legislative and public authorities.


The Children's Trust to honor Chairman Roger Donoghue for 20 years' service

Maureen Glynn

regulatory advocacy & consulting

Successfully navigating federal, state, and local regulations takes an experienced legal team. We develop, manage and implement comprehensive political and legislative strategies to help our clients overcome public policy, legislative, regulatory, and procurement challenges. Our services range from developing position papers to aggressively advocating on behalf of client interests.

Charlie Ahern


Boston Business Journal article features Murphy Donoghue Partners

John Murphy

Tara O’Donnell