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Philippe Selendy is a founding partner of Selendy & Gay. In 2016, The American Lawyer named Philippe “Litigator of the Year,” awarding him its first Grand Prize in Litigation. Over the last decade, Philippe has recovered over $35 billion for his clients on the plaintiff side, while also successfully defending clients in a broad range of areas. Named a National Law Journal “Trailblazer,” a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by Benchmark Litigation, a “Leading Lawyer” by LawDragon 500, and both a Securities MVP and a Banking MVP by Law360, and described as “outstanding” by The Legal 500, Philippe is a four-time AmLaw “Litigator of the Week.” As Benchmark Litigation has reported, Philippe “has achieved national prominence for his litigation and international arbitration practice in areas including securities, insurance, and energy.” Lauded by the Financial Times as “The Man Who Took on Wall Street,” and by Reuters and AmLaw as the “$25 Billion Man,” AmLaw reported that the Federal Housing Finance Agency “hit the jackpot” when it hired Philippe to lead its “litigation assault on Wall Street.” Based on his groundbreaking securities litigation victories, Chambers has repeatedly recognized Philippe as “a name that brings trepidation to really large financial institutions.”
Philippe has 25 years of experience in complex commercial litigation with expertise in areas including securities, financial products, insurance, energy, antitrust, appellate, domestic and international arbitration, and public-sector litigation. Philippe’s public interest practice includes pro bono work for Vote Solar to promote advanced sustainable energy, as well as a trial victory as co-counsel with the NRDC in a precedent-setting methylmercury pollution case under RCRA.
Philippe earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a founding supporter of the Speyer Legacy School and a board member of IQ Squared.
Last updated October 2018