Admissions

  • California
  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central District
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.

  • Articles Editor, Santa Clara Law Review
  • Served on the Moot Court Honors Board

Santa Clara University School of Business, M.B.A.

Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, B.A., magna cum laude

Honors & Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyers, (2007-2012)

Philip L. Gregory, a Principal at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, obtained his B.A. from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, graduating magna cum laude. He obtained his J.D. and M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. He specializes in complex business and environmental litigation, including financial fraud, intellectual property, partnership and shareholder disputes, antitrust, unfair competition and health care fraud.

He was Articles Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review and served on the Moot Court Honors Board. After passing the bar in 1980, he served as the first chair of the State Bar's Trade Secrets Subcommittee and on the State Bar's Federal Courts Committee.

Gregory's jury trial experience includes winning a substantial damage verdict in one of Silicon Valley's earliest trade secret theft cases, as well as representing plaintiffs and defendants in securities litigation.

He has written articles for and lectured before county bar associations, law school classes and colleges on a wide variety of subjects, including e-commerce, source code escrows and legal ethics. He is a Master of the Bench with the American Inns of Court and a member of the American, San Mateo, and Santa Clara County Bar Associations.

Gregory has served on the boards of a number of civic and services organizations in the Bay Area, including serving on the board of Samaritan House of San Mateo County, and as former Chairman of the Board of EHC Lifebuilders, Silicon Valley’s largest nonprofit benefitting the homeless. He also serves as a mediator with the Northern District of California and Judge Pro Tem and Arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Community/Civic Activities

Samaritan House, Board Member

EHC Lifebuilders, former Chairman of the Board

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

Professional Affiliations

Northern District of California, Mediator and Judge Pro Tem and Arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Superior Court

Master of the Bench with the American Inns of Court

American Bar Association, Member

Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member

San Mateo County Bar Association, Member

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