Philip R. Sellinger

Philip R. Sellinger: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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 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.

Concentrations

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

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation - Environmental, 2005-2017
•Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers , Best Law Firms Edition, Law Firm of the Year, Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Band 1, 2007-2016
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Commercial Litigation, 2015-2016
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2006-2016
• Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey, 2013
•Recipient, Leader in Business Award, Morris County Chamber of Commerce, 2015
•Recipient, Honorary Doctor of Law Degree, Rabbinical College of America, 2014
•Recipient, American Jewish Committee Learned Hand Award
•Recipient, Arts Horizon Celeste Holm Humanitarian Award
•Recipient, The Corporate Legal Times Distinguished Legal Services Award
•Leader of Winning Team, New Jersey Law Journal's Class Action Litigation Department of the Year , 2016
•Leader of 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

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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

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

12.07.16 Lori Cohen, Head of Greenberg Traurig's Trial Practice, Chosen as a National Law Journal 2016 'Winning Litigator'

11.04.16 Greenberg Traurig Litigators Recognized by U.S. News-Best Lawyers, BTI Litigation Outlook, and National Law Journal

10.05.16 Greenberg Traurig Recognized as New Jersey Law Journal's Litigation Department of the Year, Class Action

10.05.16 Greenberg Traurig's Kristine J. Feher Named Among New Jersey Law Journal's Top Women in Law

08.29.16 16 Greenberg Traurig Environmental Attorneys Listed in 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

08.18.16 8 Greenberg Traurig New Jersey Attorneys Listed in 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

06.16.16 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.09.16 8 Greenberg Traurig New Jersey Attorneys, 3 Practices Included in the 2016 Chambers USA Guide

03.11.16 14 Greenberg Traurig New Jersey Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers

12.15.15 Greenberg Traurig Grows Corporate Practice with Addition of Seth E. Zuckerman in New Jersey

Published Articles

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

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

and Board Member, National Center for Preventive Law

•Former Committee Chair, Commission on Standards for Corporate Compliance

•Former Board Member, United States Olympic Committee, New Jersey Chapter

•Former Chair, Young Lawyers Division, New Jersey State Bar Association

•Former Board Member, Young Lawyers Division, American Bar Association

•Former Board Member, Historic Speedwell

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
973.360.7910  Phone
973.301.8410  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/Philip-R-Sellinger
University Attended:
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A., summa cum laude, 1976
Law School Attended:
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1979 Articles Editor, Annual Survey of American Law; Rabbinical College of America, Doctor of Law, honoris causa, 2014
Year of First admission:
1980
Admission:
1980, 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

•Board Member, New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project
•Founding Chair, Class Action Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association
•Board of Directors, New Jersey Performing Arts Center
•Board Member, Atlantic Legal Foundation
•Former Board of Trustees, New Jersey Network (NJN) Foundation Board
•Former Chair, Current Member, Lawyers Advisory Committee, New Jersey Federal Judiciary
•Former Member, New Jersey 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, New Jersey Chapter
•Former Chair, Young Lawyers Division, New Jersey State Bar Association
•Former Board Member, Young Lawyers Division, American Bar Association
•Former Board Member, Historic Speedwell

Birth Information:
Boston, Massachusetts, May 31, 1954
ISLN:
903857992

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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