Phillipa Gage Lilienthal recently settled in Norwich, VT after two and a half years in Burgundy, France, where she was an associate professor teaching European Union law to Chinese foreign exchange students and English Business Law to French students at the Burgundy School of Business in Dijon. Now back in the region of her alma mater, Phillipa's practice focuses on civil litigation matters across substantive practice areas.
Prior to her stay in France, Phillipa was a Counsel at WilmerHale LLP in Boston in its Business Litigation Department, with a focus on securities litigation, securities enforcement and white collar defense. During her years at WilmerHale, she represented clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device, financial services, technology and banking sectors in high-stakes civil and criminal litigation.
In particular, she defended public and private companies in class actions involving securities fraud allegations, including those arising out of ERISA violations, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings. She also provided advice on corporate compliance issues, and in connection with Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA and other Federal and state civil and criminal investigations.
While at WilmerHale, Phillipa also served for six months as Special Assistant District Attorney in the Somerville division of the Middlesex District Attorney's office, where she handled over two hundred criminal cases and first-chaired numerous jury and bench trials.