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Anthony D. Phillips

Senior Counsel

(415) 875-3137
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San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
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

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


Named “Rising Star” by Northern California Super Lawyers, 2011-2018.

Anthony D. Phillips is Senior Counsel in the San Francisco office of Gordon & Rees and a member of the Commercial Litigation practice group. He represents businesses before courts and regulators including in complex cases involving contract disputes, regulatory compliance, fraud, unfair competition and other business torts.

Since 2016, his practice has focused increasingly on representing early-stage cannabis ventures and established mainstream businesses entering the rapidly evolving legal cannabis environment. He provides business advice, transactional support for investment deals, and litigation counsel to the industry.

Prior to law school, Mr. Phillips 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.




St. Thomas More Society Of San Francisco (President, 2018)
Lawyers Club Inn of Court

Community Involvement

Bar Association of San Francisco Lawyer Referral and Information Service, Pro Bono Cannabis Law Panel
Dolphin Club, San Francisco