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Michael Phillips
Works at Clyde & Co
Attended Emory University School of Law
Lives in Brooklyn, NY
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A Supreme Court decision will affect how easy it is for TV viewers to watch channels that are supposed to be free.
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A new legal ruling may force the N.S.A. to come to terms with the ubiquity of technology in our private lives.
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Google’s court-ordered removal of “Innocence of Muslims” from YouTube could have grave free-speech consequences.
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How a legal case, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., et al. v. Aereo, Inc., may change the way we watch television.
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Samsung’s lawyers said that Apple was trying to win an unjustified windfall because no company has a patent on “beautiful and sexy.”
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My latest for the New Yorker.
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Patent trolls may be obnoxious. But the real problem is the actual patents coming out of the patent office.
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At some point, you'll have to tell me how you became a buzzfeed contributor. Nice work!
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Advocate for the Modern Age.
Introduction
I am a lawyer and member of the Tech & Media Business Group at the Lloyd's of London specialist insurer, Beazley.  I'm formerly a litigation associate at the international law firm of Clyde & Co, where my practice concentrated on the fine arts market, financial institutions, and select international arbitration matters.   I love politics and architecture, writing and design.  I like Diet Coke and Google Reader.

My writing has appeared in The New Yorker, BuzzFeed, Bloomberg Law Reports, and the treatise Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts.

I was born and raised in Norwich, Connecticut.  I'm a graduate of Norwich Free Academy.  I studied politics and philosophy at NYU.  I received my master's degree with distinction in international relations from King's College London, and my law degree from Emory University School of Law.

I spent the summer of 2001 traveling throughout Pakistan on a human rights research fellowship.  I was the founding editor-in-chief of the NYU Journal of Human Rights.  I worked for 9/11 Commissioner John Lehman, and worked with Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift on the military commission trial of Guantanamo Bay Detainee Salim Hamdan.  I've worked for President Clinton, Senator Chris Dodd, then-Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Jon Stewart once made fun of me on the Daily Show; I was almost a guest on Montel Williams.

I was the editor of the late michaelphillips.blogspot.com, and now I write at MTPII, the world's finest critical tumblr.

Bragging rights
"A thick-haired man" -- The New York Times, March 30, 2004
Education
  • Emory University School of Law
    J.D., 2008
  • King's College London
    M.A. with Distinction, 2006
  • New York University
    B.A. with Honors; College Prize in Politics, 2004
  • Norwich Free Academy
    2000
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Male
Other names
Michael Theodore Phillips II
Work
Occupation
Lawyer
Employment
  • Clyde & Co
    Lawyer - Associate, 2015 - present
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Brooklyn, NY
Previously
Norwich, Connecticut - New York, New York - Atlanta, Georgia - London, UK - Murree, Pakistan