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Daniel K. Phillips



Daniel Kalman Phillips maintains a broad litigation practice on behalf of clients ranging from individuals to multinationals, with experience in administrative, commercial, and insurance law.

Daniel received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he served as articles editor for the Yale Journal of International Law and submissions editor for the Yale Journal on Regulation. Prior to his graduate studies, Daniel worked at Navigant Consulting, Inc., where he assisted in the writing of expert reports and in the preparation of expert witnesses for deposition and trial. After graduation, Daniel began his career at HSG, then served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal of the U.S. District for the Southern District of Texas, before returning to the firm in 2023.

During law school, Daniel was a member of the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, where, among other things, he litigated on behalf of current and former immigration detainees. He also served as a student director of the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law. Daniel’s pro bono work at HSG has included prosecuting a pair of pregnancy discrimination cases on behalf of a class of flight attendants and individual pilots.

Daniel holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Stanford University.

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

  • Various affiliates of Chubb in nationwide litigation with manufacturers and distributors of opioids, and national pharmacy chains that sold opioids, over insurance coverage for over 3,000 lawsuits brought by governmental entities across the country. HSG is national trial counsel to Chubb in opioid coverage litigation.
  • Pro bono representation, in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union, of employees seeking workplace accommodations related to pregnancy.

News and Writings

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  • Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, 2022 – 2023


Yale Law School (J.D., 2020; Articles Editor, Yale Law Journal of International Law; Submissions Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation)

University of Chicago (Ph.D., Art History, 2017)

Stanford University (B.A., 2007)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
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