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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.


  • Applied Medical Distribution's jury trial win on trade secret misappropriation unanimously upheld by California Court of AppealsJones Day client Applied Medical’s favorable jury trial result was unanimously upheld by the California Court of Appeals, maintaining the permanent injunction against the plaintiff.