Desiree Murphy is a Senior Legal Counsel for Labor and Employment Law at CVS Health where she provides strategic legal advice to internal business and Human Resources partners with respect to labor and employment law. In her role, Desire counsels and provides legal support as it relates to CVS’ compliance with a variety of federal and state labor employment laws, to include Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
Desiree started her legal career in Boston, Massachusetts as a Labor Counsel in the Department of Labor Relations at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (“MBTA”), where she represented and advised management in various labor matters and disputes. Following her tenure at the MBTA, Desiree joined the firm Morgan, Brown, & Joy, LLP as an Associate, expanding her practice to the include the defense of employers from a variety of industries and jurisdictions in both labor and employment law matters, i.e., employment discrimination, wage and hour violations, breach of contract. Finally, just before joining CVS, Desiree was a Senior Labor and Employee Relations Specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she managed the Medical Center’s union relationship and collective bargaining obligations, to include collective bargaining negotiations, grievances, and arbitration proceedings.
Desiree is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law (J.D., 2013) and Brandeis University (B.A., cum laude, 2010). In 2020, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly honored her as an “Up & Coming Lawyer.” Additionally, Desiree was named one of Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” from 2018 to 2020.
Outside of her legal work, Desiree is an active member of the Massachusetts bar and legal community. More specifically, Desiree is an active member of the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys (MBWA), for which currently serves as President-Elect; the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association (WBA); the Boston Bar Association (BBA) and the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA). Desiree also serves as a Board Member for the Northeastern University School of Law Alumni Association.