Phillip H.C. Wilkinson

Phillip H.C. Wilkinson

Phillip H.C. Wilkinson is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Prior to joining the firm, he was a public interest fellow and a legal intern with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Complex & Affirmative Litigation Team, where he assisted in drafting U.S. Supreme Court briefs in Arizona v. San Francisco and 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis; litigated trials in state and federal court; and represented the city in affirmative lawsuits against the opioid, fossil fuel, and rideshare industries. Most recently, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rodolfo A. Ruiz II for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mr. Wilkinson earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School with high pro bono distinction, where he was selected to participate in the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and Stanford’s W.A. Franke Global Business Law Program.  He served as the Vice President of Professional Development for Stanford’s Latinx Law Students’ Association and Outlaw.  His publication, The Legal Implications of Sexual Orientation-Detecting Facial Recognition Technology, received the Dukeminier Award Journal’s Jeffrey S. Haber Prize for Student Scholarship.

He was awarded a Master of Philosophy in American History from the University of Cambridge, authoring a dissertation, Griswold v. Connecticut: The Warren Court and the Privilege of Privacy. He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in two majors, Global Affairs and History, and won a Richard U. Light Fellowship for eight months of Chinese language study in Beijing.