Skip to content
LAWYER PROFILE

Sidley Austin LLP

Carter Phillips

Washington, DC, USA USA Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Intellectual Property: LitigationAppellate Law
chambers review
Lawyer Information
chambers review
Lawyer Information

Lawyer profile for USA 2022

USA

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA
Intellectual Property: Litigation - District of Columbia

Band 3

Carter Phillips offers significant experience acting on complex IP litigation and related appellate proceedings.
Learn more about this team View ranking table
Appellate Law - USA - Nationwide

Star Individuals

Carter Phillips has a broad appellate practice and is regarded as a go-to for high-profile appeals, counting almost 90 Supreme Court arguments to his name.
"Carter Phillips is brilliant, compassionate, strategic and fully committed." "He has a really good ability to start with multiple angles and narrow them down to the best and most effective."
Learn more about this team View ranking table

Lawyer information

This content is provided by Carter Phillips

Practice Areas

CARTER G. PHILLIPS is one of the most experienced Supreme Court and appellate lawyers in the country. Since joining Sidley, Carter has argued 79 cases before the Supreme Court, more than any other lawyer in private practice. Prior to joining Sidley, Carter served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General and in that position he argued nine cases before the Supreme Court on behalf of the United States Government. He thus currently has a total of 88 oral arguments before the Supreme Court and more than 145 arguments before the United States Courts of Appeals. He has argued in every Circuit and has argued 40 cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also has been a co-director of Northwestern University School of Law’s Supreme Court Clinic and an Adjunct Professor at the Law School for more than 15 years. At the outset of his career, Carter clerked for Judge Robert Sprecher on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and for Chief Justice Warren E. Burger on the United States Supreme Court.

Carter’s advocacy on behalf of clients has earned him acknowledgement in numerous publications. An academic study of Supreme Court briefs from 1946 to 2013 found Carter to be one of the most successful lawyers to argue in front of the Supreme Court. The analysis, “Who Wins in the Supreme Court? An Examination of Attorney and Law Firm Influence,” led the author to conclude that “not only is Phillips a seasoned Supreme Court litigator, but he is also one of the most successful Supreme Court brief-writers.”

USA
Carter Phillips

Sidley Austin LLP

yellow-guide 20 YEARS RANKED
phone
Phone number
firm
Office

1501 K Street NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20005

guide
Ranked In

USA 2022

USA 2021

USA 2020

USA 2019

USA 2018

View Firm Profile
Share profile:

Discover other lawyers at Sidley Austin LLP

View firm profile
Matthew Warren
Band 3
Matthew WarrenSidley Austin LLPTransportation: Rail (for Railroads) Washington, DC, USA
Matthew Warren
Band 3
Matthew WarrenSidley Austin LLPTransportation: Rail (for Railroads) Washington, DC, USA
Coleen Klasmeier
Band 1
Coleen KlasmeierSidley Austin LLPHealthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory Washington, DC, USA
Coleen Klasmeier
Band 1
Coleen KlasmeierSidley Austin LLPHealthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory Washington, DC, USA
David E Teitelbaum
Band 2
David E TeitelbaumSidley Austin LLPFinancial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance) Washington, DC, USA
David E Teitelbaum
Band 2
David E TeitelbaumSidley Austin LLPFinancial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance) Washington, DC, USA
Michael E Borden
Band 3
Michael E BordenSidley Austin LLPGovernment Relations Washington, DC, USA
Michael E Borden
Band 3
Michael E BordenSidley Austin LLPGovernment Relations Washington, DC, USA