100 Cambridge Street, 14th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

100 Cambridge Street, 14th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Our team

JOHN E. MURPHY, JR.

Co-Founder

Jack is co-founder of Murphy Donoghue Partners and an attorney specializing in the fields of state and municipal government relations in Massachusetts. Jack possesses more than thirty-five years’ experience in state government, including fourteen years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives as a state representative from the North shore area of Boston. Since 1985, Jack has maintained an office on Boston’s Beacon Hill where he has represented a variety of clients on issues concerning health care, technology, the environment, transportation, construction, manufacturing, financial services, employment and general business matters. He has also represented many non-profit entities pro bono. As a member of the legislature, Jack held the positions of Majority Leader, Majority Whip, Chairman of the Committee on Bills in the Third Reading, and member of the Committee on Banks and Banking. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of State Governments, Eastern Region; was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures; and has held various positions within the Democratic National Committee, including membership on the Platform Committee and Rules Committee. Previously, Jack served on the Board of Trustees of Salem State University. Jack is a graduate of Providence College and Suffolk University Law School.

Roger Donoghue

Co-Founder

Roger is an attorney and a co-founder of Murphy Donoghue Partners. He leads the firm’s Government Relations practice, specializing in legislative and regulatory affairs, lobbying, and business strategies.

Roger counsels regional, national, and international clients across varied industries including; health care, financial services, pharmaceutical, cannabis regulation, biomedical/life science, telecommunications, technology, real estate development, insurance, trade associations, and restaurant and hospitality, as they interface with government. Roger and his colleagues advise clients on the strategic implications of developing and maintaining relationships with government, and represent such clients before regulatory agencies and public authorities. Roger has worked as an advocate for small business and was the founder of one of the largest health law firms in Massachusetts where he led the government relations practice. Roger is a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross and Suffolk University Law School.

Maureen Glynn

Partner

Maureen is a partner and attorney at Murphy Donoghue Partners. With more than 30 years of governmental affairs experience, Maureen provides day-to-day client management and counsel to multiple clients from a wide spectrum of sectors, including hospitals, physician groups, software developers, e-commerce companies, solid waste management firms, gaming interests and non-profit charitable organizations. Maureen provides legislative drafting and writing expertise and compliance advice. Maureen has worked at the Massachusetts House of Representatives for a major committee with jurisdiction over most regulated industries including public utilities, energy firms, telecommunications, alcoholic beverages, professional licensing and gaming. She serves on the Quincy Community Action Programs Board of Directors and is a member of the Quincy Planning Board. Maureen is a graduate of Suffolk University and Suffolk University Law School.

Tara O’Donnell

Partner

Tara is a partner at Murphy Donoghue Partners. With more than 25 years of governmental affairs experience, Tara provides day-to-day client management and counsel to a variety of clients across varied industries, including biomedical/life science; health care; financial services; insurance; pharmaceutical; restaurant/hospitality; real estate development; technology; and telecommunications. Tara has worked in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives as well as the State Senate. She served on the judicial council for the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee, Board of Hospitality Homes and Pathways to Wellness. She was appointed to Boston Mayor Walsh’s transition team and serves on the Boston Municipal Research Bureau. Tara was also the legislative counsel for the Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights (BITAHR) and helped enact the Massachusetts Anti-Human Trafficking Law. Tara is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Suffolk University Law School.

Kathy Bell

Director of Government Affairs

Kathy serves as the Director of Government Affairs at Murphy Donoghue Partners. She has many years of experience in government relations representing clients in a variety of industries, including health care, financial services, retail, technology, labor relations, solid waste/recycling. Kathy provides professional compliance services to a large roster of clients.

Kathy has extensive experience working in both the legislative and executive branches of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts spanning five Administrations. She began her career as a Legislative Aide in the Massachusetts State Senate then went on to work in the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs as Legislative Director. For the past eight years, Kathy has worked as a Massachusetts lobbyist representing many Fortune 100 companies and major trade association. Kathy is a graduate of Middlebury College. She is active in many civic and charitable organizations in the Greater Boston area. Kathy is a graduate of Middlebury College.