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, media and entertainment law, and governmental investigations.
Ms. Phillis also maintains an active pro bono practice and commitment to community and civic service. Most recently, Ms. Phillis co-authored an amicus brief, filed jointly in Sevcik v. Sandoval and Jackson v. Abercrombie, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, challenging same-sex marriage bans.
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 and in the Order of the Coif. 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).