Distinguished Visitor from Practice
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, summa cum laude
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, with high distinction
Professor Philip A. Sechler has practiced for over fifteen years as a partner at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., where he focused on complex civil litigation with particular emphasis on courtroom advocacy, arbitration, and appellate matters. His principal areas of practice included commercial and real estate disputes, professional malpractice litigation, and class-action defense. He has also represented a range of corporations, director and officers, partners, and investors in business disputes and shareholder actions.
Professor Sechler has substantial trial experience in state and federal courts across the country. His litigation experience also includes appearances before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Seventh, Eighth and District of Columbia Circuits as well as before the appellate courts in Maryland, Florida, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Before joining Williams & Connolly, he was a clerk to Judge Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and George Mason University School of Law.