Nicole Phillis is a litigation attorney in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on complex litigation in federal and state court, on a broad range of matters, including trade secret and employee mobility, shareholder derivative suits and governmental investigations.
Ms. Phillis also maintains an active pro bono practice and commitment to community and civic service. In 2013, Ms. Phillis was appointed by the Santa Monica City Council to serve as a Commissioner on the Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women.
Ms. Phillis attended Providence College, where she graduated first in her class, followed by Emory University School of Law. At Emory, Ms. Phillis served as Executive Articles editor on the Emory Law Journal, was named the Charles Watkins Scholar, and graduated with high honors. After law school, Ms. Phillis clerked for the Honorable Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
When Sixteen Ain’t So Sweet: Re-thinking the Regulation of Adolescent Sexuality. 17 Mich. J. Gender & L. 271 (2011).