Philip R. Sellinger: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Philip R. Sellinger

New Jersey Co-Managing Shareholder; Co-Chair Global Litigation Practice; Co-Chair, Class Action Group
Florham Park,  NJ  U.S.A.
Phone973.360.7910

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
     
    Contact InfoTelephone: 973.360.7910
    Fax: 973.301.8410
    http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Philip-R-Sellinger
     
    University University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A., summa cum laude, 1976
     
    Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, J.D., 1979 Articles Editor, Annual Survey of American Law
     
    Admitted1980, New York; 1983, New Jersey; California; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Supreme Court of the United States
     
    Memberships 

    Professional & Community Involvement
    •Founding Chair, Class Action Committee, Florham Park State Bar Association
    •Board of Directors, Florham Park Performing Arts Center
    •Board Member, Atlantic Legal Foundation
    •Former Board of Trustees, Florham Park Network (NJN) Foundation Board
    •Former Chair, Current Member, Lawyers Advisory Committee, Florham Park Federal Judiciary
    •Former Member, Florham Park Supreme Court Civil Practice Rules Committee
    •Former Weinfeld fellow, New York University School of Law
    •Former Charter fellow and Board Member, National Center for Preventive Law
    •Former Committee Chair, Commission on Standards for Corporate Compliance
    •Former Board Member, United States Olympic Committee, Florham Park Chapter
    •Former Chair, Young Lawyers Division, Florham Park State Bar Association
    •Former Board Member, Young Lawyers Division, American Bar Association
    •Former Board Member, Historic Speedwell

     
    BornBoston, Massachusetts, May 31, 1954
     
    Biography

    Philip R. Sellinger is Co-Chair of the firm's Global Litigation Practice, Co-Managing Shareholder of the firm's New Jersey office and Regional Operating Shareholder for the Washington, D.C. office. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney and New Jersey federal clerk, Philip has more than 30 years of trial experience in a wide variety of class actions and complex cases around the country. He has served as Chair of the Lawyers Advisory Committee to the New Jersey federal judiciary and as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Rules Committee. He served as the founding chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Class Action Committee. Philip has won cases on behalf of one of the nation's largest telecommunication companies and one of New Jersey's largest law firms before the New Jersey Supreme Court. He has represented the American Corporate Counsel Association and the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association in litigation challenging the right of in-house counsel to appear in court. He has appeared as amicus counsel in the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of 29 top-ranking former senior U.S. military officers and civilian Department of Defense officials. Philip has appeared on WNBC, Fox News, Scarborough Country, and other television shows on current legal topics.

    Philip has written dozens of articles and lectured extensively around the country before the American Corporate Counsel Association, The American Bar Association and various state and local corporate counsel and other bar associations. He sits (or has sat) on the boards of several organizations including the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Atlantic Legal Foundation, and the Foundation for the New Jersey Network (NJN). Philip has received the American Jewish Committee Learned Hand Award, the Arts Horizon Celeste Holm Humanitarian Award, and a Distinguished Legal Services Award from The Corporate Times. He has also been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers and Partners USA, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.

    Philip received his B.A., summa cum laude, from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was Articles Editor of the Annual Survey of American Law.

    Areas of Concentration
    •Class action litigation
    •Computer technology litigation
    •Insurance coverage litigation
    •Environmental cost recovery litigation
    •Diverse complex litigation
    •Technology litigation

    Associated News & Events
    12.12.14 Greenberg Traurig's Philip Sellinger to be Honored at Rabbinical College of America's National Founders' Dinner
    11.11.14 Greenberg Traurig Receives First-Tier Rankings in New Jersey Metropolitan Market in U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2015 Best Law Firms Edition
    10.09.14 Greenberg Traurig Recognized in Five Areas in BTI Consulting's Annual Litigation Outlook Report for 2015
    08.25.14 Eight Greenberg Traurig New Jersey Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
    08.25.14 17 Greenberg Traurig Environmental Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers 2015
    05.30.14 2014 Edition of Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Greenberg Traurig New Jersey Attorneys
    05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
    03.17.14 14 Greenberg Traurig New Jersey Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers
    01.14.14 Greenberg Traurig Welcomes Experienced International Arbitration Shareholder Thomas R. Snider
    09.03.13 The Best Lawyers in America Lists 8 Greenberg Traurig NJ Attorneys; Top-Lists Firm in 12 areas in Florham Park

    Published Articles
    03.12.07 Buchanan's N.J. Bankruptcy Group Moves to Greenberg Traurig

    Awards & Recognition
    •Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation - Environmental, 2005-2015
    •Recipient, American Jewish Committee Learned Hand Award
    •Recipient, Arts Horizon Celeste Holm Humanitarian Award
    •Recipient, The Corporate Legal Times Distinguished Legal Services Award
    •Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2014
    •Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2006-2014
    •Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey, 2013
    •Member, Winning Team, New Jersey Law Journal's General Litigation Department of the Year award, 2013
    •Team Member, Lexology's Client Choice Award USA & Canada, United States: New Jersey, 2013
    •Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

    AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures

    Articles

    Philip has written dozens of articles and lectured extensively around the country before the American Corporate Counsel Association, The American Bar Association and various state and local corporate counsel and other bar associations. His articles and lectures include:
    •Co-Author, Supreme Court Altering Class Action Landscape, Corporate Counsel, July 5, 2013
    •Mentioned, The Best Blend of Practices: Greenberg Traurig Puts its Collective Brainpower to Work in New Jersey , New Jersey Law Journal, April 1, 2013
    •Featured, Selling New York Lawyers on N.J. , NJBIZ, November 5, 2012
    •Co-Author, Roundtable: Two Strategies for Dealing with Class Actions - Legislation and Prevention, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, November 2002
    •Author, Class Action Reform, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 2002
    •Author, Key Corporate Counsel Issues - Class Action Abuse and Junk Science, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, December 2001
    •Co-Author, Business Interruption Insurance: A Safety Net for Companies Impacted by the World Trade Center Attacks, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, October 2001
    •Author, Making EDR Work in Large and Complex Cases, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, September 2000
    •Co-Author, Finding Intellectual Property Liability Coverage in the new Business Era - Part III, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, September 2000
    •Co-Author, Finding Intellectual Property Liability Coverage in the new Business Era - Part II, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, August 2000
    •Co-Author, Finding Intellectual Property Liability Coverage in the new Business Era - Part I, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, July 2000
    •Author, Sellinger Discusses Litigation Management Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, July 2000
    •Co-Author, Recovering Y2K Remediation Costs Under Property Policies, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, December 1999
    •Co-Author, Maximizing Insurance Coverage for year 2000 Exposure, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, August 1998
    •Author, Establishing Compliance Programs, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June 1998
    •Co-Author, Managing Effectively Through Partnering and Teamwork, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, March 1997
    •Co-Author, Reducing Litigation Costs Through Partnering, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, May 1996
    •Co-Author, Litigation Partnering - A Win-Win Relationship, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, May 1996

    Lectures
    •Speaker, How Japanese Companies Can Defend and Defeat U.S. Class Action Litigation, Tokyo, Japan, October 27, 2006
    •Speaker, Navigating the Minefields of Consumer Class Actions: Achieving Optimal Results Without Breaking the Bank, Corporate Counsel Summit, Greenbrier, West Virginia, November 12, 2006

    Clerkship
    •Law Clerk, Honorable Anne E. Thompson, United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1979 - 1980
    •Assistant United States Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1981 - 1984

     
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    Office Information

    Philip R. Sellinger

    200 Park Avenue
    Florham ParkNJ 07932




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