Gregory D. Phillips is a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation before federal and state trial and appellate courts.
Mr. Phillips’ experience includes handling major government and commercial contracts, antitrust, False Claims Act, wrongful death, securities and unfair competition matters, including numerous class actions, as well as government investigations and white collar criminal defense. He has participated in internal corporate investigations involving government contracts and antitrust issues, and alleged criminal violations.
He has represented major corporations, including several international securities firms, pharmaceutical manufacturers, defense and aerospace companies, studios, insurance companies and banks. He has had a wide range of experience in the state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration.
Mr. Phillips’ pro bono work includes matters for the ACLU of Southern California, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Equality California, and other civil rights organizations.
Mr. Phillips graduated from Stanford University in 1971 with a B.A. in history, with Great Distinction, Honors in the major and Phi Beta Kappa. In 1976, he received a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. Mr. Phillips received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1983. Following graduation, Mr. Phillips served as law clerk to the Honorable William A. Norris of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals during 1983-84. Mr. Phillips joined the firm in 1984 as an associate and became a partner in 1990.
Key Representations :
- The Coca-Cola Company, in convincing the court to deny class certification in a $1.3 to $1.9 billion federal securities class action. The case later settled for $137.5 million.
- Equality California and several same-sex couples, in the challenge to Proposition 8 before the California Supreme Court.
- The Boeing Co., in its successful defense against a $7 billion breach of contract, fraud and tortious interference claims brought by ICO Global Communications Holdings related to construction and launch of 12 satellites for a telecommunications network.
- Transocean, a drilling company, in litigation arising from the April 20, 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Yale Law School (J.D., 1983)
- Harvard University (M.A., 1973; Ph.D., 1976)
- Stanford University (B.A., with great distinction, 1971) Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions : California
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