ProfessionalsJessica E. Phillips
A partner in the Litigation Department, Jessica Phillips has litigated a variety of complex commercial cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts across the country. She has experience in a diverse array of practice areas, including employment law, contract law, business torts, securities fraud, constitutional law, defamation, healthcare and intellectual property. She has taken five cases to trial in courts around the country and has experience in California arbitrations.
Jessica currently represents individuals who were injured in the August 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a lawsuit against 24 neo-Nazis, white supremacists and affiliated hate groups who organized and conspired to commit violence at the rally.
Jessica also has extensive experience representing clients in appeals, including before the U.S. Supreme Court; she second-chaired Vance v. Ball State University, one of the most closely watched recent employment discrimination cases. She has also handled appeals before the New Hampshire Supreme Court, the Delaware Supreme Court, and the Second, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeal. As lead counsel, Jessica argued a pro bono ERISA case before Second Circuit.
Jessica’s recent engagements include:
- Participating in the defense of a major technology company in the most high-profile and hotly-contested trade secrets case ever taken to trial, resulting in a favorable settlement after four days of trial.
- Winning a complete defense victory at trial on behalf of a healthcare company in a billion-dollar case over ownership of a hospital.
- 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.
- 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 major technology company in a dispute with its former Senior Vice President.
- Representing a bio-tech company in a DOJ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation of allegedly corrupt sales.
- Advising a women-focused, co-working space regarding its business model.