C. William Phillips

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

C. William Phillips

C. William Phillips

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

Will Phillips is adept at creating a winning strategy. He has tried cases before judges and juries across the country, and has not lost a trial in more than a decade. He uses creative strategies, coupled with a deep involvement in the details of his matters and a highly competitive spirit, to attain a remarkable record of success for clients.

These achievements have earned Mr. Phillips recognition as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Phillips staffs cases leanly, recognizing that clients want his full and personal engagement. His positioning, grasp of his clients’ key concerns at every stage and his tough negotiating posture often create a favorable settlement environment for his commercial cases (which include media, M&A, securities fraud, corporate control, derivative, and contract cases). He has achieved notable trial victories for Bank of New York, New Media Holdings, the Tennis Channel, and Russian media oligarch Vladimir Gusinski. He also has achieved highly favorable pre-trial outcomes for securities and financial claims brought against SandRidge Energy, Johnson & Johnson, Sterling/PNC, JPMorgan Chase, and Freddie Mac.

Mr. Phillips’ clients refer to him as a “real courtroom counsel,” noting his commanding presence at trial and skill in cross examinations. He is co-chair of the firm’s Securities and Financial Litigation practice.

Memberships and Affiliations

* Director of MFY, a non-profit legal organization that provides pro bono legal services.
* Director of Job Path, a non-profit organization whose mission includes customized employment for autistic adults.

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General Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

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Co-Chair, Antitrust & Competition Law Practice Group at Covington & Burling LLP

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Deputy General Counsel at Uber Technologies, Inc.

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Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2015

MFJ OFFERS FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO LOW- INCOME NEW YORKERS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY TO RESOLVE LEGAL PROBLEMS ON A WIDE RANGE OF CIVIL ISSUES.

Trustee Member
Tenure Unconfirmed

JOB PATH SUPPORTS PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES IN THEIR EFFORTS TO MAKE CHOICES ABOUT THEIR LIVES. WE HELP PEOPLE FIND JOBS AND ESTABLISH CAREERS, LIVE IN THEIR OWN HOMES AND PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY LIFE. JOB PATH STRIVES TO BE A REFLECTIVE ORGANIZATION WHERE STAFF LISTEN CAREFULLY TO THE PEOPLE THEY SUPPORT AND THOUGHTFULLY CONSIDER HOW TO DO THEIR WORK.

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$1,000 - $4,999
2013

MFJ OFFERS FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO LOW- INCOME NEW YORKERS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY TO RESOLVE LEGAL PROBLEMS ON A WIDE RANGE OF CIVIL ISSUES.

$1,000 - $4,999
2012

MFJ OFFERS FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO LOW- INCOME NEW YORKERS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY TO RESOLVE LEGAL PROBLEMS ON A WIDE RANGE OF CIVIL ISSUES.

Political Donations
$1,500
2009
$250
2009

Senator from Michigan

$250
2009

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

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SandRidge Energy, Inc. purchases Arena Resources, Inc.

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C. William Phillips is affiliated with Covington & Burling LLP, MFY Legal Services, Inc., Job Path Inc.

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