Mr. Phillips currently serves as FTC commissioner on a term that expires September 25, 2023. He was previously Chief Counsel to Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the Republican Whip. Since 2011, he has advised Senator Cornyn on issues including antitrust, constitutional law, consumer privacy, fraud, and intellectual property.
Prior to his service in the Senate, Mr. Phillips worked as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, in New York City, and Steptoe & Johnson LLP, in Washington, D.C. He served as a law clerk for Judge Edward C. Prado of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Phillips began his career at Wasserstein Perella & Co., an investment bank in New York City.
A Massachusetts native, Mr. Phillips received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he won Moot Court. Mr. Phillips and his wife, Sarah, have three children.more » « less