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Gerald F. Phillips
Mediator, Arbitrator, Billing Expert &
Entertainment Industry Lawyer
2029 Century Park East Suite 1200
Los Angeles, California 90067
Phone: (310) 277-7117
FAX: (310) 286-9182
Gerald F. Phillips
Biography of Gerald F. Phillips

          Distinguished, accomplished and skilled, Gerald F. Phillips is regarded as one of the most experienced attorneys in mediation and arbitration in the country and is best known for his work within the entertainment industry, a medium where he has spent nearly 40 years.
          Phillips has combined his two professional passions: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Ethics. Phillips turned his life-long commitment to “resolution of all disputes through ethical solutions” into effective ADR advocacy. For instance, Phillips convinced the Beverly Hills Bar Association to write to the California Revision Commission urging it to make it mandatory for lawyers to advise clients about the advantages and disadvantages of ADR. Phillips is presently taking his crusade to other bar associations in California and eventually plans to take it nationwide.
          For his professional, philanthropic and community work in both fields, Phillips has received numerous accolades, including most recently being listed among the “Top 50 Neutrals in California” by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He is also the 2004 recipient of the prestigious Griffen Bell award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Services, Inc. (DRS).
          Phillips is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Services, Inc. In the past, he has served as Chair of the ADR committee, Founder and presently Chair of the Entertainment ADR Committee of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association ADR Section. Full Biography...

  Biography Full Biography of Gerald F. Phillips
  Areas of Practice Mediator and Arbitrator, Entertainment Industry,
Landmark, Amendment, Censorship, Antitrust
  Bar Admissions New York (1950)
California (1988)
U.S. Supreme Court
  Education J.D. - Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
MBA - Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth
AB - Dartmouth College
  Published Works AAA Dispute Resolution Journal, California Law Business Magazine
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Arts and Entertainment Handbook
  Classes &
Adjunct Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
  Associations &
Los Angeles Bar Association
Member, Responsibility & Ethics Committee
  Past Employment
Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Kim & Ballon, 1950 - 1988
  Articles By Gerald F. Phillips Time Bandits
Checking the Bill
Top 50 Neutrals
Slimming Down Legal Costs
Four Ways to Put Your Outside Counsel on a Diet
Reveiwing A Law Firm's Billing Practices

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