JOHN M. MURDOCK is a principal shareholder in Benton Potter & Murdock, P.C. Over the last 30 years he has provided strategic counsel to businesses in all phases of development, from start-ups to fully mature, on how to approach critical business issues in light of his clients’ overall business circumstances and objectives. Mr. Murdock also represents clients in the firm’s five core areas of practice: government contracts, employment, litigation, corporate, and health care, with a principal focus on litigation. He has represented clients in litigation in more than 21 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and private arbitration and mediation tribunals in a variety of matters. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, and Virginia, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, D.C., and Federal Circuits, and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the Eastern District of Virginia, and the District of Maryland; and the Court of Federal Claims.