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Carter G Phillips

Carter G Phillips
Office:
Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street NW
20005
City:
Washington
State:
District of Columbia
Country:
USA
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+1 202 736 8270
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+1 202 736 8711

Biography • Commercial Litigation

Carter G Phillips is the chair of Sidley's executive committee and was the managing partner of its Washington, DC office from 1995 to 2012. He served as a law clerk to both Judge Robert Sprecher on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Chief Justice Warren E Burger on the United States Supreme Court. Carter also served as assistant to the solicitor general and argued nine cases on behalf of the federal government in the United States Supreme Court.

Since joining Sidley, he has argued 67 cases in the Supreme Court. His 76 arguments before that court are the most of any lawyer currently in private practice. Carter also has argued more than 100 cases in United States courts of appeals, including at least one in every circuit in the country, and 25 in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Carter was named to the 2013 National Law Journal list of The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. Carter was honoured as one of 'The Decade's Most Influential Lawyers' in 2010 by the National Law Journal. Recognised as one of the lawyers who has 'defined a decade' with 'a reputation as the point man for high-level appellate cases,' Carter was noted in the Journal for his successful representation of clients in the Supreme Court, and his pro bono and other appellate representations.

Carter is a member of the American Law Institute and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He serves on the board of governors of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, is a member of the Federal Circuit advisory council and was the chair of the council from 2003-2005, and is a trustee of the Supreme Court Historical Society. He received the honorary degree Doctor of Public Service from the Ohio State University in 2011 and the Ohio State Alumni Professional Achievement Award in 2007. Before that, Carter received the Northwestern University Alumni Service Award in 2006, the 2001 Rex Lee Advocacy Award and the Northwestern University Alumni Merit Award in 1998.

Carter has a long history of participation in civic and philanthropic endeavors. An adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law, as well as a member (and former chairman) of the dean's advisory committee, Carter is co-director of the university's US supreme court clinic.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Commercial Litigators which can be purchased from our Shop.

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