Timothy B. Phillips

Chief Legal & Risk Officer at American Cancer Society

Timothy B. Phillips

Timothy B. Phillips

Chief Legal & Risk Officer at American Cancer Society

Biography

Timothy B. Phillips, General Counsel and chief legal executive. Phillips will head the Society’s Office of Corporation Counsel, where he has served since 2005 as senior counsel and interim general counsel respectively. In his new role, Phillips will lead a nationwide team of legal and compliance professionals in assuring that the Society develops, implements, and maintains its business strategies and operations in accordance with all applicable laws governing public charities. Phillips will also provide strategic legal counsel to the Society’s board and program and operations leadership while balancing business goals with institutional risk to effectively and efficiently accomplish the Society’s life-saving mission. Prior to joining the American Cancer Society, Phillips spent eight years as special tax counsel for Troutman Sanders LLP, a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. In his role, Phillips’ specialized in providing expert legal counsel to the firm’s nonprofit business clients in the faith-based, healthcare, education and health science sectors.

Phillips currently serves as chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s nonprofit organizations committee. He is also past president of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation; immediate past president of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Section of Taxation; and a member of the advisory boards of the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. In addition, Phillips serves as counsel to the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Phillips has received numerous honors for his community service, including most recently, the Corporate Counsel Award for Community Champion. He was also the 2007 recipient of the H. Sol Clark Award, the State Bar of Georgia’s highest honor for pro bono service.
Phillips received his bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1989 and served the country as a commissioned officer in the naval special warfare (SEAL) community. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia in 1997. He is a native of Washington, D.C. and lives in Marietta, Georgia with his wife Lissa and their sons Jacob and Miles.

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Marietta, GA, United States

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Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

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Treasurer at Navy Seal Warrior Fund, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at American Cancer Society

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Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC

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Executive Director at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

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President at McChrystal Group LLC

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Senior Vice President, Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary & General Counsel at Georgia Power Co.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Association of Corporate Counsel

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Partner at Alston & Bird LLP

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Chief Legal & Risk Officer at American Cancer Society
Education
J.D.
Class of 1997

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. With more than 20,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984. The University's diverse intellectual life is open to law students: Up to 12 credits from other departments may be counted toward the J.D. degree.

Bachelor's Degree
Class of 1989

As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the Academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and then commissioning as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

Memberships
Member

Atlanta Bar Association is the largest voluntary bar association in the southeast with a membership of over 6000 members from twelve counties throughout the metro Atlanta region. The Atlanta Bar has earned a national reputation for successful and innovative programs. Our mission is to promote professionalism and the fair administration of justice in our community, while also providing quality programs and benefits to our diverse membership.

Career History
Chief Legal & Risk Officer
Current

THROUGH OUR 11 GEOGRAPHIC DIVISIONS AND GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS, WE SERVED OVER 80 MILLION PEOPLE IN 5,000+ COMMUNITIES THROUGH RESEARCH, EDUCATION, ADVOCACY, AND SERVICE.

Special Counsel
Prior

Troutman Sanders is an international law firm with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia that provides counsel in nearly every aspect of civil and commercial law in its core areas: corporate, finance, litigation, public law, and real estate. Clients range from multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs, federal and state agencies to foreign governments, and nonprofit organizations to businesses representing virtually every sector and industry.

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Member, Advisory Committee
Current

Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. provides civil legal services to low-income people. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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$1,000 - $1,999
2018

Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta is organized and operated exclusively to promote, encourage, assist, and provide volunteer legal services for nonprofit agencies serving poor and disadvantaged communities in the greater Metropolitan Atlanta region.

$1,000 - $2,499
2016

Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. provides civil legal services to low-income people. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

$151 - $499
2015

Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. provides civil legal services to low-income people. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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