Strategic Board

Mr. Philip Allen Lacovara

Senior Counsel, Mayer Brown

Philip Lacovara advises management and business clients. His corporate legal counseling includes the areas of securities, antitrust and corporate governance. He also has an extensive litigation practice that includes trial and appellate litigation, appearances before the US Supreme Court (where he has argued more than 15 cases during his career) and regulatory enforcement matters. Philip also is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, and since 2004 he has been an arbitrator and mediator in New York and Washington DC, handling matters with the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association, JAMS and other ADR providers.

An extensive background in academic research, teaching and lecturing, and in government service and public policy formulation, reflect the varied range of Philip’s more than 40 years of high-profile legal experience. He joined Mayer Brown in 1993 as a partner and assumed his current status as senior counsel in 2004. Before coming to the firm, he held two senior positions in the private sector: as Managing Director, General Counsel, and member of the Management Committee at Morgan Stanley & Co., Incorporated (1990-1993), and as Vice President and Senior Counsel for Litigation and Legal Policy at General Electric Co. (1988-1990). For a dozen years prior to that, he practiced at the Washington DC office of a major Wall Street law firm, where he was named office partner-in-charge.