In 1980, after receiving a B.A. in Economics from Vassar College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, Phillip launched his career as an attorney for PolyGram’s music division, where he negotiated and drafted music publishing agreements and handled copyright matters. He subsequently spent five years at RCA, as Business Affairs Manager and Director of Program and Talent Negotiations, working in the arenas of pay, cable and syndicated television.
Entering the Los Angeles market as Vice President of Business Affairs and Legal Affairs for New Line Cinema in 1989, Phillip ascended to Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs. During his seven-year tenure he was responsible for business affairs and legal duties for over fifty motion pictures including the Nightmare on Elm Street and House Party series, as well as the Jim Carrey comedy The Mask and the Brad Pitt thriller Seven.
From 1997 to 1999, Phillip was a partner in charge of the motion picture and television department in the Beverly Hills office of Baker and Hostetler, LLP.
Phillip is currently a principal of Rosen Law Group, representing producers, writers, directors, television production companies, film production companies, talent and distributors in a transactional capacity.
Over his career Phillip has taught entertainment law courses at UCLA, Hastings Law School as well as the Entertainment Law Capstone course at Southwestern Law School.
Phillip is a member of the New York and California Bar Associations.