Matthew Phillips's practice focuses on complex commercial and environmental litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Phillips has litigated numerous commercial matters in federal district, circuit, and bankruptcy courts, on behalf of a wide range of institutional clients.

Mr. Phillips has litigated in both federal and state court in a wide variety of contexts, including counseling healthcare providers in qui tam False Claims Act litigation based on alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law, and environmental actions under the CWA, OPA, and CERCLA. Mr. Phillips' compliance work includes extensive experience with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the design and implementation of effective anti-corruption compliance programs. Mr. Phillips also has assisted commercial and pro bono clients in various appellate litigation matters, including preparing merits and amicus briefs for appeals before federal circuit courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Phillips is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of the American Criminal Law Review and a participant in the school's Appellate Litigation Clinic.  Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Phillips worked as Appellate Advocacy Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center.


  • Fortune 250 company in an FCPA investigation involving the company’s global activities; counseled regarding the design and implementation of an effective anti-corruption compliance program.


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2009, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BS, University of Florida, 2005, cum laude
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

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