Experienced lawyer and executive
Douglas E. Phillips is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Promontory Interfinancial Network, a company based in Arlington, Virginia, that provides technology-based services to financial institutions. He joined Promontory from the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where he was involved in novel and significant legal matters, within and beyond the United States, on behalf of diverse clients ranging from startup companies to major national corporations.
Doug received his A.B. degree from Princeton University (magna cum laude) and his law degree from NYU Law, which he attended as a Root-Tilden Scholar and at which he was an editor of the law review. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Eugene A. Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Doug has written on questions about what law is and how private parties effectively create law through voluntary agreements. His latest writing project focuses on rhetoric, truth, and fallacy in the legal and political discourse that surrounds us.
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"This is a thorough tour of the software license. Phillips challenges conventional models and ideologies, and offers real-world examples and insights for anyone who has a stake in software distribution."
--Eric Schmidt, Chairman, Google Inc.