September 8, 2020
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Robert Phillips has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner. Phillips, formerly a partner at Cooley LLP, will continue to focus on corporate and capital markets transactions for life sciences and technology companies.
“We extend an enthusiastic welcome to Rob,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “Given his excellent technical skills and reputation in the market, Rob is a strong addition to our Bay Area offering. His focus on the life sciences and technology sectors complements our strategic priorities in the region.”
“We’re very pleased to have Rob join us,” said Ryan Murr, partner and Co-Chair of the Life Sciences Practice Group. “The San Francisco office is home to a robust life sciences and tech practice, and having Rob on board will only strengthen our capabilities and the service we provide to our clients.”
“I’m thrilled to join Gibson Dunn,” said Phillips. “I was drawn to the firm’s collaborative and collegial culture, the global reach of its platform and the world-class reputation of its transactional and litigation practices across the board.”
About Robert Phillips
Over his 20 years of law practice, Phillips has accrued considerable experience advising life sciences and tech companies on a wide array of corporate transactional issues, including corporate finance, corporate governance, securities law compliance, M&A and complex restructurings. In particular, he focuses on advising domestic and foreign issuers and investments banks in capital markets offerings, including IPOs, follow-ons, convertible debt and high-yield debt offerings.
Before joining Gibson Dunn, Phillips served as a partner at Cooley LLP since 2014. Before that, he was a partner with Latham & Watkins LLP.
He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999. He received his B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1994, cum laude.