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Jessica E. Phillips

Tel: +1-202-223-7338
Fax: +1-202-223-3802

Tel: +1-202-223-7338

2001 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-1047
Fax: +1-202-223-3802

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A partner in the Litigation Department, Jessica Phillips is an experienced trial lawyer who has litigated high-stakes disputes in a diverse array of practice areas, including employment law, contract law, business torts, antitrust and competition law, securities fraud, constitutional law, defamation, healthcare and intellectual property. Jessica also advises clients facing a broad range of regulatory matters and has successfully litigated administrative challenges of legislation. Clients note that Jessica is “intelligent, diligent and has outstanding judgment and deep experience.”

Jessica has taken twelve cases to trial in federal and state courts across the country. Her trial victories have included some of the most significant, impactful business disputes over the past decade, including: International Construction Products LLC v. Caterpillar Inc. et al., winning a $100 million jury verdict for International Construction Products in its long-running lawsuit against industry giant Caterpillar; Oracle USA, Inc. v. Rimini Street, Inc., securing a trial victory and permanent injunction against Rimini Street over its copying of Oracle software; Epic Games Inc. v. Apple Inc., the high-stakes challenge to the App Store by the makers of Fortnite, which ended in victory for Apple following a three-week trial; Oracle U.S., Inc. v. Rimini Street, Inc. in a $50 million verdict—later increased to $124 million—following a three-and-a-half week jury trial; Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc., one of the most high-profile and hotly-contested trade secrets case ever taken to trial, resulting in a favorable settlement after four days of trial; Found. for Seacoast Health v. Hosp. Corp. of Am., winning a complete defense victory at trial in a billion-dollar case over ownership of a hospital; and Lazard Tech. Partners, LLC v. Qinetiq N. Am. Operations LLC, winning a complete defense victory at trial on behalf of the U.S. services business of a major British multinational defense technology company over an earn-out provision.

Jessica also was one of the lead trial attorneys in the landmark civil rights case, Sines v. Kessler, winning a groundbreaking verdict against the leaders of the neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements in America responsible for the racially-motivated violence in Charlottesville, VA in August 2017. Jessica and the trial team’s work on this groundbreaking lawsuit was featured in the 2023 HBO documentary, “No Accident.”


Jessica’s representative matters also include:

  • Representing the Ultimate Fighting Championship in defense of an antitrust class action being pursued by a group of mixed martial artists.
  • Representing Airbnb in an Article 78 petition challenging a New York City law requiring short-term rental hosts to register with the
  • Representing Roark Capital Group in multi-plaintiff consumer deception and personal injury lawsuits in state courts in California, Florida, New Jersey and many other states.
  • Representing a multinational transportation company in securing a temporary restraining order Article 78 proceeding challenging local city regulations regarding food delivery.
  • Representing a software company in the global resolution of a rare securities class action scheduled for trial.
  • Representing a Fortune 100 telecom company in an arbitration against another Fortune 100 telecom company involving breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing and deceptive trade practices claims.
  • Representing and favorably settling an arbitration on behalf of a major technology company in a dispute with its former Senior Vice President.
  • Advising a women-focused, co-working space regarding its business model.

In 2024, Jessica was shortlisted as “Technology Lawyer of the Year” by Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Awards. She also has been recognized by The American Lawyer’s “Litigation Daily” column three times for her trial victories. Jessica is ranked by Chambers USA in the Litigation: General Commercial (DC) category and by Benchmark Litigation. Jessica was also selected as one of LawDragon’s “Top 500 Litigators” as well as one of their “Top Corporate Employment Lawyers.”

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