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  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law, 2005, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., The George Washington University, 2000, cum laude

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Todd E. Phillips

Member, Washington, D.C.
(202) 862-7850 | v-card | PDF

Todd E. Phillips is a Member in Caplin & Drysdale's Washington, D.C., office. He is an Order of the Coif graduate of UCLA School of Law, and joined the firm as an Associate in 2008, after having practiced in international law firms in Los Angeles. Mr. Phillips focuses his practice on complex litigation, with particular emphasis on creditors' rights and bankruptcy litigation, commercial litigation, and class actions. 

Since joining the firm, Mr. Phillips has represented a diverse group of litigation clients ranging from institutional investors to mid-size companies to nonprofit organizations. The following are examples of litigation where he has played a key role:

  • defeated summary judgment motion against foreign institutional investors in a securities action in the Southern District of New York;
  • obtained a dismissal with prejudice on a state court complaint brought against a number of defendants, including political campaigns and presidential candidates, based on fraud and other counts;
  • litigated and settled a consumer class action brought by a putative class in Maryland state court against automotive dealership holding companies arising out of the purchase of a warranty product; and  
  • litigated and resolved a putative consumer class action in federal court based on fraud.

In the bankruptcy arena, he protects the rights and interests of creditors, tort claimants, official creditors' committees, and labor organizations. Notable representations include those in the following bankruptcies:

  • W.R. Grace & Co. (Bankr. D. Del.)
  • Motors Liquidation Company (formerly, General Motors) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC (Bankr. W.D.N.C.)
  • AMR Corporation (American Airlines) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc. (Bankr. D. Mass.)
  • City Homes (Bankr. D. Md.)

Awards & Rankings

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Washington, D.C., 2014-Present
  • The Washington Post, Top Attorneys in D.C., 2014
  • Benchmark Litigation, Recommended, Washington, D.C., 2010-Present
  • Above the Law, Top Law Firm Bankruptcy Practice, 2016

Recent Publications

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