David Phillips focuses his work on appellate advocacy and complex civil litigation. Before joining Jones Day in 2021, David served as a law clerk to Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. of the United States Supreme Court, Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Steven M. Colloton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. David also worked at a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education start-up before law school.
- Harvard University (J.D. magna cum laude 2018; Supreme Court Chair, Harvard Law Review; Best Oralist, Ames Moot Court Competition); Westminster Seminary California (M.A. in Theological Studies 2015); Pepperdine University (B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science summa cum laude 2012)
- Law Clerk to: Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., Supreme Court of the United States (2020-2021); Judge Laurence H. Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (2019-2020); and Judge Steven M. Colloton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (2018-2019)