Fiona A. Philip

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Fiona A. Philip

Fiona A. Philip

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Biography

Fiona A. Philip
Counsel

Fiona is a counsel of Sidley Austin LLP. Fiona’s practice is informed by experience gained during her government service. As Enforcement Counsel to the Chairman of the SEC, Fiona worked closely with the Division of Enforcement and Office of the General Counsel to craft policy and guidance for SEC Enforcement staff and to ensure consistency in Commission policy. She also advised the Chairman on various rulemakings under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Investment Advisers Act and the Securities and Exchange Acts. Prior to her work with the Chairman’s Office, Fiona spent three years as Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, where she was one of the original members of the Division’s Financial Fraud Task Force.

In 2010, Fiona was named one of the National Bar Association’s “Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 under 40 Lawyers” and to The Root 100. While at the SEC, she received the Chairman’s Award for Excellence and the Division of Enforcement Directors Award.

Memberships & Activities
Board Member, Dress for Success, Washington, DC Chapter (2013–2016)
Corporate Counsel, Co-Chair, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association (2008-present)
Advisory Committee Member, SEC Historical Society (2004-2009)

Education
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1999)
Georgetown University (B.A., 1995)

Overview
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2005

Number of Boards

2

Number of Awards

1

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Education
J.D.
Class of 1999

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

B.A.
Class of 1995

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Career History
Partner
Current

Sidley Austin LLP is an American multi-national private company located in New York, NY, that provides legal services.

Partner
Prior

Howrey LLP provides legal services. Howrey provides legal council in the areas of antitrust, intellectual property and complex commercial litigation and arbitration. The firm has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Howrey was formed in 2000 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Counsel, Division of Enforcement
Prior

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the United States federal government. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States. In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, and other statutes. The SEC was created by Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Committee
2004 - 2009

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, through its virtual museum and archive at www.sechistorical.org, shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation. Get connected for updates on new materials and upcoming programs in the museum. Founded in 1999, the Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The virtual museum and archive is built and exhibited independent of any SEC oversight. The SEC Historical Society is funded solely by gifts and grants from the private sector, and receives no government funding. Over 85% of annual contributions are used for the virtual museum and archive's building and outreach. Give today to keep the museum current, independent and growing. The Society's Annual Report includes audited financial statements, narrative of activities and list of donors for its fiscal year of January 1 through December 31. The SEC Historical Society is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and administered by its staff. The Board of Advisors is a corps of committed volunteer leaders who, while not subject to the governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, work individually and as a group to advance the mission and work of the Society. The SEC Historical Society's Code of Ethics states its policies and procedures for maintaining the integrity of the organization. Click here to submit any legal or ethical concerns about the Society. All submissions will be held in confidence.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$250 - $499
2007

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, through its virtual museum and archive at www.sechistorical.org, shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation. Get connected for updates on new materials and upcoming programs in the museum. Founded in 1999, the Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The virtual museum and archive is built and exhibited independent of any SEC oversight. The SEC Historical Society is funded solely by gifts and grants from the private sector, and receives no government funding. Over 85% of annual contributions are used for the virtual museum and archive's building and outreach. Give today to keep the museum current, independent and growing. The Society's Annual Report includes audited financial statements, narrative of activities and list of donors for its fiscal year of January 1 through December 31. The SEC Historical Society is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and administered by its staff. The Board of Advisors is a corps of committed volunteer leaders who, while not subject to the governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, work individually and as a group to advance the mission and work of the Society. The SEC Historical Society's Code of Ethics states its policies and procedures for maintaining the integrity of the organization. Click here to submit any legal or ethical concerns about the Society. All submissions will be held in confidence.

$100 - $249
2006

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society, through its virtual museum and archive at www.sechistorical.org, shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation. Get connected for updates on new materials and upcoming programs in the museum. Founded in 1999, the Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The virtual museum and archive is built and exhibited independent of any SEC oversight. The SEC Historical Society is funded solely by gifts and grants from the private sector, and receives no government funding. Over 85% of annual contributions are used for the virtual museum and archive's building and outreach. Give today to keep the museum current, independent and growing. The Society's Annual Report includes audited financial statements, narrative of activities and list of donors for its fiscal year of January 1 through December 31. The SEC Historical Society is governed by an independent Board of Trustees and administered by its staff. The Board of Advisors is a corps of committed volunteer leaders who, while not subject to the governance and fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees, work individually and as a group to advance the mission and work of the Society. The SEC Historical Society's Code of Ethics states its policies and procedures for maintaining the integrity of the organization. Click here to submit any legal or ethical concerns about the Society. All submissions will be held in confidence.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Former President of United States

$1,000
2007

Former President of United States

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Awards & Honors
2010
The Root - 100 Most Influential African Americans
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