Member, American Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, Defense Research Institute
Member, Product Liability Committee, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, 2007, 2008
Philip — former managing partner of the firm’s New York office — is a nationally recognized litigator also honored for his client service excellence for commercial litigation. With a unique depth of experience, he litigates in a wide range of high-profile industries and business sectors in Federal and State Courts and arbitration/mediation proceedings throughout the United States, including complex commercial litigation, energy (particularly natural gas and mineral rights), as well as mass torts and products liability. He has acted for several years as national counsel for Fortune 300 companies in asbestos litigation pending throughout the United States.
During his career, Phil's experience derives from acting as lead counsel in high-profile mass tort and complex commercial cases. He acted as a defense liaison counsel in litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York brought by clean-up workers alleging injuries related to their work in buildings after the September 11th terrorist attacks. He has also acted for many years as a liaison counsel for the New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL) medical defense group, a group which oversees medical and other major issues faced by defendants in the NYCAL.
Successfully prosecuted proceeding in state court in Albany on behalf of major company challenging order of New York Public Service Commission related to disposition of corporate assets.
Handle litigation and counsel clients related to a variety of contractual and
business tort disputes, including claims related to alter ego/piercing the
Handle client litigation/arbitrations and counseling related to stock
purchase and asset sale agreements (particularly indemnification and assumption
of liabilities), Advise on litigation/arbitration related to gas royalty
disputes, including complex class actions and related proceedings.
Handle litigation/counseling in mineral rights disputes.
Serve as national counsel for major companies in defense of thousands of
asbestos-related claims throughout the country.
Handle litigation defending mass tort claims pending in the United States
District Court, Southern District of New York, brought by clean-up workers after
the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Representation of generating company related to environmental compliance and
permitting issues for power generating stations, including complex issues under
the federal Clean Water Act and defense of citizens’ suit claims.
Selected for inclusion in BTI Consulting Group’s 2016 “Client Service All Stars” in the Commercial Litigation Category. In the annual report, BTI recognizes lawyers for client service excellence based on unprompted feedback from leading corporate decision makers at Fortune 1,000 companies.
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Mass Tort Litigation, Class Action-Defendants Woodward/White, Inc., 2006-2017
Named to "New York Super Lawyers," Class Action/Mass Torts, Business Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006-2009, 2011-2015