Phil joined DP&S in September 2022. Prior to joining the firm, Phil was an appellate and trial attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. As an EEOC attorney, Phil handled all phases of litigation on behalf of the U.S. Government: pre-suit investigations, filing complaints in federal district courts, conducting extensive discovery, taking cases to trial, and handling appeals before the federal courts of appeals. Phil served as a first-chair trial attorney, as well as briefed and argued cases in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits. Phil also worked with the Office of the Solicitor General and other offices within the Department of Justice on certiorari-level and merits-stage proceedings in the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the EEOC, Phil served as a law clerk to the Honorable Bruce D. Black in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, and then went on to clerk for the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Phil did his undergraduate work at New York University and he earned his Juris Doctor from American University-Washington College of Law, where he served on the American University Law Review and the Washington College of Law Moot Court Honor Society.
Phil is licensed to practice in the State of New York, as well as the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits.