Julie M. Murray is a partner in the Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, who specializes in representing clients in the television, documentary, digital, comedy, and branded content industries.
She offers clients full service legal representation, handling all transactions from the development of a concept through delivery of the final cut, including the negotiation of network and financing agreements, distribution agreements, content licensing deals (domestic and international), development attachment agreements, talent agreements, employment and executive agreements, clearances, and advising clients on complex legal issues along the way. Ms. Murray was recently honored in Variety's Legal Impact Report and Women’s Impact Report. The Legal 500 lists her in the 2021-2023 editions as a "next Generation Partner" in media and entertainment.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ms. Murray worked for twelve years in the television industry, starting her career as an NBC Page and then working at several networks and production companies producing various productions for MTV, Food Network, Nickelodeon, Discovery, CMT, and Comedy Central. Ms. Murray has extensive knowledge of television development, production and post production in both the creative and production management realms and is, therefore, well acquainted with the day-to-day needs of her clients.
She is admitted to practice in New York state.
awards & recognition
Variety's Legal Impact Report (2023)
The Legal 500 “Next Generation Partner” in Media and Entertainment (2021-2023)
The Legal 500 “Rising Star” in Media and Entertainment (2020)
Variety’s Women’s Impact Report (2019)
Variety's Hollywood’s New Leaders in Law and Finance (2017)
New York Law School (J.D., cum laude)
- John Marshall Harlan Scholar
- Editor of the New York Law School Law Review
- Recipient of the Award for Outstanding Service to the New York Law School Law Review
Colgate University (B.A.)
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
Stranger Than Fiction 2.0: A Roundtable on True-Crime Legal Issues
Melissa Georges, Julie Murray and Ben Moskowitz present "Stranger Than Fiction 2.0: A Roundtable on True-Crime Legal Issues" during a recorded presentation for the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education (NACLE).
July 31 2019
Victoria Cook and Julie Murray at DOC NYC
Victoria Cook and Julie Murray present "Withstanding the Assault on Free Speech," a legal panel discussing how documentary filmmakers can cover protests, police actions and other highly-charged situations, during the DOC NYC PRO: DOC LAW SCHOOL program. More information here.
November 15 2018
news & press
40 Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers New York Metro List for 2023
Super Lawyers magazine lists 40 Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in its 2023 NY-metro edition. Read more.
Frankfurt Kurnit in The Legal 500 2023
The Legal 500 once again praises Frankfurt Kurnit practice groups and attorneys in the 2023 edition of their United States guide. Read more.
Variety’s Legal Impact Report 2023: Hollywood’s Top Entertainment Dealmakers and Litigators
More Than 2,000 Women Partners Issue Call to Action Post-‘Dobbs’
Partners Victoria Cook, Lisa E. Davis, Caren Decter, Catherine Farrelly, Julie Murray, Amy Nickin, Terri Seligman, Hannah Taylor, and Linda Wank signed a letter, and call to action, in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. (Behind paywall) View Article
Frankfurt Kurnit in The Legal 500 2022
The Legal 500 once again praises Frankfurt Kurnit practice groups and attorneys in the 2022 edition of their United States guide. Read more.
Frankfurt Kurnit in The Legal 500 2021
The Legal 500 praises three of our practice groups: Advertising & Marketing; Entertainment; and Privacy & Data Security. The London-based directory spotlighted fifteen of our attorneys individually: Lisa E. Davis, Daniel Goldberg, Richard Heller, Andrew Hurwitz, Candice Kersh, and Michael Williams. Julie Murray is listed as a “Next Generation Partner” in Entertainment. Christopher R. Chase, Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, Brian G. Murphy and Terri Seligman are listed as “Leading Lawyers” in Advertising. Dorian Slater Thomas and Matthew Vittone are listed as a “Rising Stars” in Advertising. Rick Kurnit is in the “Hall of Fame” for Advertising.
Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up the Firm Ranks
Law360 mentions Tiffany Caterina, Marcie Cleary, Daniel Goldberg, Sasha Levites, Tyler Maulsby, Julie Murray and Adam Osterweil’s promotion to partner. View Article
Frankfurt Kurnit Elects Seven New Partners
Frankfurt Kurnit has elected as partners Tiffany R. Caterina, Marcie Cleary, Daniel M. Goldberg, Sasha H. Levites, Tyler Maulsby, Julie Murray, and Adam J. Osterweil. The promotions take effect January 1, 2021. Read more.