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Philip Allen Lacovara

Philip Allen Lacovara, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1967, District of Columbia 1974, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970.


Lacovara, Philip Allen was born on July 11, 1943 in New York City. Son of Philisophy Philip and Elvira Lacovara.


AB magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 1963. Juris Doctor summa cum laude, Columbia University, 1966.


Law clerk to presiding justice United States Court Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1966-1967. Assistant to solicitor general United States Washington, 1967-1969. Associate Hughes Hubbard & Reed, New York City, 1969-1971, partner New York City and Washington, 1974-1988.

Vice president, senior counsel General Electric, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1988-1990. Managing dir, general counsel Morgen Stanley & Company, New York City, 1990-1993. Senior counsel Mayer, Brown & Platt, New York City and Washington, 1993—2003, Mayer Brown LLP, since 2004.

Counsellor, legal adviser Permanent Observer Mission Sovereign Military Order of Malta to United Nations, since 2005. Special counsel to New York City Police Commissioner, 1971—1972. Deputy solicitor general United States Department Justice, Washington, 1972—1973.

Counsel to special prosecutor Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1973—1974. Lecturer law Columbia University. Adjunct professor Georgetown University Law Center.

Visiting lecturer various colleges, universities. Member Judicial Conference District of Columbia Circuit, since 1973. Chairman commission admissions and grievances United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), 1980—1986.

Special counsel committee standards official conduct United States House of Representatives, 1976—1977. Chairman board trustees Public Defender Service District of Columbia, 1976—1981. Secretary executive committee board visitors Columbia University School Law.

President Columbia University School Law Alumni Association, 1986—1988. Board governors District of Columbia Bar, 1981—1984, general counsel, 1985—1987, president, 1988—1989, member legal ethics committee, 1976—1981. Panel arbitrator JAMS, Resolution Experts, 2004—2006.

Fellow Chartered Institute Arbitrators (London), since 2010.


Co-chair, Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1982-1984. Member District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission, 1981-1986. Board directors Legal Aid Society.of New York City, since 1992.

Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association (house of deals 1978-1989, vice-chairman of the section individual rights and responsibilities 1985-1987, 89-91, chairman 1991-1992), American Law Institute, Practicing Law Institute (trustee), Catholic Interracial Council New York, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (trustee since 1991), Legal Aid Society New York City (board directors since 1992), 1925 F St. Club, Lotos Club, Knights of Malta.


Married Madeline E. Papio, October 14, 1961. Children: Philip, Michael, Christopher, Elizabeth, Karen, Daniel, Andrew.