Profile

Phil provides general counseling and representation to colleges and universities throughout the United States on a variety of legal issues.

In particular, Phil has experience with issues involving higher education institutional records and data privacy and confidentiality, including:

  • representing numerous institutions in connection with federal and state regulatory compliance investigations and reviews;
  • reviewing internal information systems policies and procedures regarding data security and “acceptable use” of information;
  • reviewing the design of information systems and policies which address data confidentiality under FERPA and other statutory requirements;
  • dealing with the management of legal and public relations consequences of inadvertent disclosures of personally identifiable information;
  • providing counseling on internal remedial measures; and
  • coordinating required filings and disclosures.

  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America® 2020, Sports Law (listed for more than 5 years)
  • New York State Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys

  • "The Lawyer’s Role in Cost Cutting Measures and Revenue Generating Activity in a Time of Budget Restraint," National Association of College and University Attorneys, March 11, 2021
  • When Tradition and Climate Collide: Statues, Monuments and Building Names on College and University Campuses”, National Association of College and University Attorneys Annual Conference, June 26, 2019
  • "Attorney-Client Privilege in the Committee Setting," National Association of College and University Attorneys Annual Conference, June 24, 2014

  • Editorial Board, Journal of College and University Law
  • Advisory Board, Syracuse Area Salvation Army
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys Annual Conference Organizing Committee