William Kerry Phillips

William Kerry Phillips: Attorney with Phillips & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC.

Biography

William K. Phillips is a New York employment discrimination attorney, and is the Managing Partner of Phillips & Associates. He has handled numerous sexual harassment, discrimination, wage and hour, and other employment law cases. He was selected as a 2013 Top 100 Labor & Employment Lawyer in New York by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Recognized as a stellar employment lawyer by his peers, he also serves in an “Of Counsel” capacity to other law firms, providing litigation supervision in connection with their employment law cases. He works hard to obtain the best possible results for his clients, and has had great success in securing millions of dollars in damages and settlement awards.

Mr. Phillips has strong roots in New York. He was born in Brooklyn and attended the College of Staten Island, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in sociology and anthropology. He studied entertainment law and landlord-tenant law at New York Law School and graduated from St. Thomas School of Law in Miami in 1993.

Mr. Phillips was admitted to the New York Bar in 1996. He is admitted to practice in the federal courts for the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, the Western District of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Before focusing on employment law, Mr. Phillips gained experience in business and other areas, giving him a valuable frame of reference from which to analyze the industries in which his clients and their employers work. From 2006-2010, he served as the Principal of Real Estate Development at TPG Design. There he was responsible for the creation, management and development real estate projects. In recent years, he has purchased and sold over $17 million of property for his own account.

Before his work in real estate development, Mr. Phillips served as Vice President of the Fieldstone Private Capital Group, a boutique investment bank in New York. There he was responsible for originating and executing all investment banking mandates, managing a portfolio of aircraft assets, negotiating with airlines regarding early terminations, defaults, and working with assets subject to bankruptcies, litigation, and repossession. His professional accomplishments while in this position include the 10 million sale of a Turkish charter airline; a $24 million sell-side advisory for the sale of a British entity’s U.S. Airport Services division; global placement of over 30 Boeing and Airbus aircraft for sale and/or lease; and the restructuring of 26 MD-80 aircraft resulting in a 60% rent reduction and $16 million in debt forgiveness, with the structuring of $10 million in debt, for a U.S. airline. Prior to this experience, Mr. Phillips served as the business development director for a bar exam review company in New York, and also as a professional model in Europe and the U.S.

Mr. Phillips is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association ("NELA"), and the American Society of Legal Advocates. He is also active in his local legal community, with memberships in the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York County Lawyers Association, Brooklyn Bar Association, and the New York Chapter of NELA.

In addition to his passion for employment law, Mr. Phillips is a benefactor of the arts and education, supporting various organizations. He enjoys weight training, swimming, tennis, basketball, boxing, and racquetball. He is also a published fashion and portrait photographer.

(Also Of Counsel at Arce Law Group, P.C.)

Areas of Practice (51)

  • Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Labor and Employment
  • Affirmative Action
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Child Labor Law
  • Civil Service
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Employee Privacy
  • Employee Leasing
  • Employee Rights
  • Employer Liability
  • Employer Rights
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment at Will
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance
  • Employment Rights
  • Employment Termination
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Harassment
  • Labor Antitrust
  • Minimum Wage Law
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Prevailing Wage Litigation
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • WARN Act
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Whistleblower Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
646-448-9433  Phone
www.nycemploymentattorney.com
University Attended:
College of Staten Island of the City University of New York
Law School Attended:
St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., 1993
Year of First admission:
1996
Admission:
1996, New York
ISLN:
914563530
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