Philip R. Recht: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Philip R. Recht

Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone213 229 9512

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Practice Areas

  • Congressional Investigations & Crisis Management
  • Energy
  • Sectors
  • Renewable Energy
  • Government Relations
  • Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Financing/Projects
  • Infrastructure Funds
  • Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships
  • Life Sciences
Contact InfoTelephone: 213 229 9512
Fax: 213 576 8140
University Yale University, B.A., cum laude, 1975
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1981
Admitted1981, California; US Supreme Court; US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; US District Court for the Central District of California; US District Court for the Southern District of California; US District Court for the Northern District of California


Central City Association of Los Angeles, Vice-Chair of Government Relations Committee, Executive Board Chair, 2009-10, Transportation Committee Chair, 2002,

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Vice-Chair of Government and Fiscal Affairs Committee

Los Angeles Business Council, Board of Directors, Co-Chair of Legal Affairs Committee

Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Board of Directors,

Public Counsel Law Center, Board of Directors

California Gubernatorial Trade Mission to China, Member, 2013

City of Los Angeles Board of Transportation Commissioners, Member and Vice President, 2002-05

California Commission on Uniform State Laws, Member, 2003-07

American Council of Young Political Leaders, Delegation to Future of Europe Conference, 1994

California Clinton for President Campaign, Chief Counsel, 1992

Democratic National Convention, Rules Committee Member, 1992, 2008, 2012, Delegate, 1988

California Democratic Party, Business and Professions Caucus Co-Chair, 1991-92, Platform Committee Co-Chair, 1987-88


Partner in charge of Mayer Brown's Los Angeles office and leader of the firm's California Government and Global Trade Practice group, Phil Recht represents clients in legislative, regulatory, enforcement and litigation matters before and involving federal, state and local governments. He also handles grants, approvals, permits and other government transactions. He has particular expertise in transportation, tribal gaming, health care, trade association, government contracts, and election law matters.

Phil also has extensive government experience. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Chief Counsel (1994-95) and Deputy Administrator (1995-99) for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the US Department of Transportation. He also worked as a Legislative Assistant in the Office of US Rep. David L. Cornwell (Ind.) (1976-78), as a consultant with the Joint Center for Political Studies in Washington, DC (1975) and as a Legislative Aide with the Office of US Rep. John Moakley (Mass.) (1975).


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Philip R. Recht

350 South Grand Avenue, 25th Floor
Los AngelesCA 90071-1503


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