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Damian Murphy

Damian Murphy

Executive Director, Advisory Services

A practicing barrister for more than twenty years, Damian is an Executive Director and Head of Lighthouse’s Advisory Services Group in the UK. In this role, he regularly advises clients on a wide array of information governance and e-disclosure issues, particularly for clients facing regulatory scrutiny.

Damian has a keen understanding of the complex challenge clients face responding to regulatory demands, conducting timely and complete investigations, and navigating cross-border matters. His clients rely on his counsel not only to support day-to-day needs, but also to develop and implement proactive solutions to programmatically improve the approach, largely through people, process, and technology.

Much of Damian’s time now involves consulting with clients on legal and regulatory risk associated with digital transformation, and designing practical solutions to ensure the continued satisfaction of legal and regulatory demands.

Prior to joining Lighthouse, Damian has established himself as a pioneer in his field in Western Europe, built on a depth of experience including:

  • Five years at UBS as Executive Director and Head of eDiscovery (EMEA and APAC), supporting more than forty regional litigators and investigators on all aspects of e-disclosure for the bank’s litigation and investigation matters.
  • During his time at UBS he drove impactful policy changes for legal and compliance teams, including for legal hold, dawn raid, and for the bank’s handling of data subject requests, as well as personally managing several high-profile investigations.
  • As a management consultant at Accenture specializing in financial markets.

In his spare time, Damian is an avid reader, devouring as many as three books at a given time (military history is his favorite). He loves sports and plays cricket with diminishing returns, and he coaches at his local club. He lives in Newcastle with his wife and four teenage boys, who challenge him almost daily to rugby, football, and cricket matches.


  • MA in English Literature and Economics – University of Cambridge
  • Member, Middle Temple