graduated from Yale Law School in 1991, where he served as
senior editor of both the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal
of Law and the Humanities. After graduation, he joined Debevoise & Plimpton
in New York City, where he worked in mergers and acquisitions
with private equity firms such as Kelso and Clayton & Dubilier.
In 1994, Philip joined the Entertainment Group at Paul
Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, where he represented
clients in the theater, film, and the fine arts, including
Lincoln Center Theater, the Public Theater, Stephen Sondheim,
Jerry Herman, Alfred Uhry, Peter Martins, and Richard Serra.
In 1996, Philip became the General Counsel of Golden Books
Family Entertainment, the storied publisher of children’s
books with the golden spines, which was then expanding into
the film and television businesses. He supervised the acquisition
of Broadway Video, Lorne Michaels’ media company. In
1998, he was named Chief Administrative Officer, presiding
over the Company’s reorganization and subsequent sale
to Random House in 2001.
Since the sale of Golden Books, Philip has represented
corporate and individual clients in private practice and
has served on the Boards of Directors of various private
companies and charitable organizations.