Larry Murray joins The Picard Group
03. 29. 2017
The Picard Group is pleased to announce that Larry Murray is joining the firm as senior director of state legislative and regulatory affairs. Murray, who will be based in Baton Rouge, brings 35 years of experience in and around the State Capitol. He will join TPG’s state legislative and regulatory practice group.
“We have known and worked with Larry for nearly two decades — so we know firsthand the quality of his work, his affable personality and his impeccable reputation for honesty and integrity,” said Tyron Picard, TPG principal. “As the needs of the firm’s clients have grown, we sought to bring in a contemporary who we believed shared our work ethic, as well as our firm’s vision and values. Larry was the clear choice.”
Murray, a native of Central, Louisiana, began his career at the State Capitol when he was 17 as a page in the Louisiana House of Representatives. Murray earned an undergraduate degree in management from Tulane and was a 1983 graduate of Tulane Law School. He remains active in Tulane activities and previously served on Tulane University’s Alumni Board of Directors, the Provost’s Council, was president of the Tulane Associates Board of Directors and the school’s Annual Fund campaign.
Murray served as director of government relations for the Louisiana Bankers Association from 1986-1991. He was appointed as Louisiana’s Commissioner of Financial Institutions by Gov. Charles E. “Buddy” Roemer, where he continued to serve in that role under Gov. Edwin Edwards and Gov. Murphy J. “Mike” Foster.
After leaving his position as Commissioner of Financial Institutions, he formed The Capitol Group and furthered his reputation as a problem solver on local, state and federal issues.
“I have certainly handled a myriad of issues at the Capitol through the years – from representing Fortune 500 companies to rewriting our states’ banking codes to banning cock fighting. “Joining a premier organization like The Picard Group after being a solo practitioner for 15 years is very exciting.”
Mike Michot, TPG’s senior director of state affairs, is looking forward to working side by side with Murray. “As a legislator for 16 years, I had the opportunity to work closely with Larry as he lobbied me on behalf of his diverse clients and their issues,” said Michot. “He was someone who always handled himself in an extremely professional and courteous manner.”
Former Congressman Rodney Alexander, TPG’s senior director of federal affairs who served 16 years in the State House, remarked about Murray, “Larry will be a great addition to our team at TPG. In my legislative days, we worked together on numerous legislative and regulatory matters. He was always prepared and solution driven.”
His wife is Denise Murray, an attorney at Whitney Bank. His children, Logan and Lara, are also both Tulane graduates and are involved in healthcare in Louisiana.