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Phillips Elected to Columbus Bar Association Board of Governors

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP is pleased to announce that James E. Phillips, a partner in the Columbus office, has been elected to the Columbus Bar Association’s 2008-09 Board of Governors. He was officially sworn in on June 6 at the CBA’s Annual Meeting.

Phillips is the head of the white collar defense group and represents corporations and individuals involved in criminal or regulatory investigations either as targets, witnesses or victims at the federal, state, and local levels. He also focuses on technology issues as they relate to both civil and criminal matters, including forensic technology, search warrants, and electronic discovery.

He routinely conducts internal investigations for Fortune 500 corporations and provides counsel on such matters as voluntary disclosure and compliance programs.  He served as General Counsel and National Legal Advisor to the National Fraternal Order of Police from 1987 through 1996 and served as General Counsel to the National Fraternal Order of Police from 1987 through 1995.

Before joining Vorys, Phillips served as Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Franklin County, Ohio, where he tried over 100 jury trials from 1975 to 1979. Phillips has also served as an adjunct professor of law at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law.

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