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Jennifer W. Murphy

Northwestern Mutual
Director, NMIS H.O. Supervision & Administration
Milwaukee, WI, USA


Jennifer Murphy is the Director of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) Home Office Supervision and Administration group.  NMIS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and is a registered broker-dealer/investment adviser with the SEC and a member of FINRA.  Mrs. Murphy serves as a member of NMIS’ Executive Committee and Chairman of NMIS’ Investment Products and Programs Committee.  She leads NMIS’ risk management and governance efforts and is involved in regulatory matters.  Prior to her current role, she served as the Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.  Mrs. Murphy was a member of the Investment Products and Services team in the Law Department and her practice focused on Securities Regulation; Broker-Dealer Regulation; Investment Company Regulation; and Investment Advisory Regulation. 

Mrs. Murphy joined Northwestern Mutual in September 2002.  Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Mrs. Murphy worked in the Enforcement Division of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in the Midwest Regional Office from 1995 to 1999.  In November 1999, she joined the Financial Services Litigation Group at Gardner, Carton & Douglas in Chicago, Illinois.  Mrs. Murphy’s past experiences also includes externing for the Honorable Milton Shadur in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois while in law school and clerking on Capitol Hill for Congressman Jack Buechner and Senator Gordon Humphrey while in college.

Mrs. Murphy graduated with a B.S. in International Affairs from the University of Virginia in 1992 and with a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1995. Jennifer and her husband Brian have three children and live in Pewaukee.

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