Attorney Charles Murphy Appointed to the American Board of Physician Specialists' Board of Certification in Radiology as Public Member

Jul 24, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, MI – Charles Murphy, a Member at Clark Hill PLC, has been appointed as a Public Member to the ABPS Board of Certification in Radiology, the American Board of Physician Specialists announced today.

The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc® (AAPS®). The ABPS was the first certifying organization to include public members on its member boards, representing the public’s interests in patient welfare. ABPS public members collaborate with medical professionals to bring critical insight to the physician certification process that contributes to the health and safety of patients.

“Charles’ health care industry perspective will help him represent the public’s point of view on medical board certification,” said Dr. Craig Smith, recent chair of the Board of Certification in Radiology. “He will provide an added dimension to board certification review and planning, different from that of scientific experts.”

Charles E. Murphy is a member of Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group and has substantial litigation and arbitration experience in securities, construction, business, health care, commercial and contract disputes, minority shareholder oppression, corporate control, fraud, misrepresentation, interference with contracts and business relationships and other business torts, complex litigation, breach of warranty, distributor/supplier relationships, manufacturer's representative and franchise terminations, commission disputes, creditor-debtor actions, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, unfair competition, and trademark and copyright infringements.

Murphy has significant experience in securities law and regulation representing broker-dealers, principals, and registered representatives in sales practice cases involving financial services and insurance products and representing officers and directors in securities related disputes. He has conducted customer and industry arbitrations, securities compliance, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and has navigated departures and hires of registered representatives. For most of his career, Murphy has represented individual physicians, physician groups and hospitals, including cases involving staff privileges, interference with hospital contracts, physician shareholder disputes, state certification requirements, and licensing board investigations and hearings. He has been selected to serve as an arbitrator in physician staff privilege hearings at hospitals. He has special expertise in trust and estate litigation involving breach of fiduciary duty, will and trust contests and accounting and legal malpractice. Murphy has handled employment termination, discrimination and sexual harassment cases and has extensive experience negotiating and drafting contracts and licensing agreements.