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San Francisco
315 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111


J.D., cum laude, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2008

  • McAuliffe Honor Society
  • Judicial Extern to the Hon. Joanne C. Parrilli, California Court of Appeal
  • Intellectual Property Law Bulletin

B.A., Combined Honours, History and Politics, University of York, 1996


Super Lawyers® Rising Star (2011-2018)


Anthony D. Phillips is a partner in the San Francisco office and a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He represents businesses in complex cases involving contracts, corporate governance, fraud, intellectual property matters, unfair competition, and other business torts.

Anthony defends and prosecutes claims for businesses and individuals.  His litigation practice encompasses the full range of pretrial motions, discovery in the United States and abroad, trial, and appeals.  He counsels clients first on strategy, accounting for the unique aspects and client objectives of each case.  Recognizing that most cases settle, positioning cases for resolution through direct negotiation or alternate dispute resolution is an integral part of every engagement.

Prior to law school, Anthony worked as the Director of Product Management for an emerging-growth software company where he learned firsthand how to build, grow, and run a business.


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • St. Thomas More Society Of San Francisco, President, 2018
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