Philip S. Kushner
Philip Kushner represents individuals and entities in a wide range of complex civil and criminal disputes and investigations. An experienced trial and appellate lawyer, he appears in federal and state courts, often involving high-profile civil and criminal matters. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer by numerous publications for many years in the areas of business litigation and white-collar criminal defense.
Phil is President of the William K. Thomas Inn of Court, a member of the White Collar Crime Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a Life Member of the Eighth District Judicial Conference. He has taught at Case Western Reserve School of Law, served on the Judicial Selection Committee of the Cleveland Bar Association, acted as trustee and officer of the Yale Club of Cleveland, and is a member of the Court of Nisi Prius.
Phil was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he represented the United States in numerous criminal trials and appeals. He was also an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, where he specialized in prosecuting civil fraud claims under the False Claims Act for which he received awards from the U.S. Department of Treasury and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Before joining the Department of Justice, he worked at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., where he practiced complex commercial litigation, often involving fraud on the financial markets.
He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1985, Yale College magna cum laude in 1981, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Quarterly, and Shaker Heights High School in 1977, where he was President of the Student Council. Before attending law school, he was a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C.