He has successfully defended numerous race, national origin and gender discrimination and retaliation cases under Title VII and ERISA in both the federal district courts of several states and before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also served as temporary employment in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company. Philip also handles extensive third-party subpoena work all over the United States for that same Fortune 500 company.
Philip also has represented numerous credit unions in a variety of matters including employment litigation, fraud/negligence actions, warranty violations and premises liability lawsuits.
Prior to joining FordHarrison, Philip was a partner in the employment law group with a large national general practice law firm. Earlier in his career, he served as an administrative appeals clerk with the Cincinnati Office of Administrative Hearings.
- Negotiated a favorable settlement in a high profile whistleblower/retaliation case brought against a local community college.
- Obtained a dismissal of an EEOC discrimination/retaliation claim for a Chicago-based Fortune 500 client.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Mittal Steel in a Title VII discrimination/retaliation case in the matter of Cheryl Upshaw v. Ispat Inland Steel (now Mittal Steel).
- Obtained Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals' affirmation of District Court's summary judgment ruling in favor of Aetna, Inc. in Brenda Mote v. Aetna, Inc., an ERISA action.