About Laura Murphy
Laura W. Murphy is President of Laura Murphy & Associates. She is an influential national civil liberties and civil rights leader and a consummate policy strategist. She brings more than 35 years of experience in government and advocacy, including 17 years as Director of the ACLU Legislative Office where she advanced legislation on free speech, criminal justice reform, national security, reproductive rights, LGBT and civil rights, and Internet privacy before Congress and the White House. She has testified more than a dozen times before Congress and has been celebrated for building effective bipartisan coalitions.
Murphy serves as senior advisor to Airbnb, helping the home-sharing company update its policies and leading its efforts against discrimination on its platform. In 2016, Harvard University selected her as one of its Advanced Leadership Initiative fellows, a year-long program for highly accomplished and experienced leaders who are interested in tackling new challenges in the social justice sector. In 2015, Murphy received the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award "for selfless and devoted service in the cause of equality" from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.