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Phillips, Renee B.


Renee Phillips, a senior associate in the New York office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, is a member of the employment law group. Ms. Phillips’ practice includes a full range of employment litigation and counseling, with particular emphasis on Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank whistleblower, discrimination, and harassment issues.


Ms. Phillips has successfully defended employers in federal and state court litigations as well as administrative proceedings and arbitrations involving claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblowing, trade secret misappropriation and other employment-related claims. She regularly counsels employers on a variety of employment-related issues and assists clients in creating and implementing human resources policies, whistleblower policies, negotiating and drafting executive contracts, restrictive covenants and other employment agreements, and conducting internal investigations.


Ms. Phillips is the co-author of the first treatise to be published on the subject of Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank whistleblower law.  She regularly writes and speaks on whistleblower and other employment topics.




Admitted In



  • New York


Court Admissions


United States District Court



  • Eastern District of New York

  • Northern District of New York

  • Southern District of New York

United States Courts of Appeals



  • Second Circuit

  • Third Circuit

  • Fifth Circuit



Education



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2002

  • B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1998


Honors



  • American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 Under 40 Labor/Employment Lawyer in New York State

  • The Recorder California Labor & Employment Department of the Year (2013-2014)

  • The Recorder California Litigation Department of the Year (2013-2014)

  • Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Award (2005)


Clerkships



  • Hon. Robert L. Carter, Southern District of New York

Law Firm: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Practice Area:
Address: 51 West 52nd Street
City / State / ZIP: New York New York 10019
Website: https://www.orrick.com
Email: rphillips@orrick.com
Phone: (212) 506-5153
ASLA Membership State: New York
Law School: Harvard Law School
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