Faculty Directory

David M. Phillips

Professor of Law

Brandeis University, AB 1964
Columbia University, JD 1967

Professor Phillips has written extensively in the areas of business ethics, foreign trade and investment, commercial law, corporations, the Uniform Commercial Code, the role of legal scholarship and law schools in developing nations and foreign legal systems, and federal restrictions on aviation and foreign investment.

Prior to joining the Northeastern faculty, Professor Phillips was a Fulbright scholar and lecturer at Seoul National University Graduate School of Law, a fellow of the International Legal Center and a consultant to the US Cultural Attache to the Republic of Korea and the Agency for International Development. Professor Phillips served as a co-reporter of a Boston Bar Association project to revise the Massachusetts Business Corporation Law. The revised statute was passed and signed into law in 2004. He teaches in the areas of corporate and business law.

Fields of Expertise

  • Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Israel

Selected Works

  • From the Protocols of the Elders of Zion to Holocaust Denial Trials: Challenging the Media, the Law and the Academy (Valentine Mitchell, 2006) (co-editor).

    • “The Unexplored Option: Jewish Settlements in a Palestinian State,” 25(1) Penn State International Law Review (2007).
    • “Corporate Law and the Gaza Pullout,” New York Sun (December 31, 2004).
    • “Corporate Gifts Should Be Disclosed,” 14 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 39 (March 21, 2002) (co-author).
    • “Management Lessons That Could Teach McKinsey & Co,” The Forward (June 15, 2001).
    • “Secured Credit and Bankruptcy: A Call for the Federalization of Personal Property Security Law,” 50 Law and Contemporary Problems 53 (1987).
    • “Products Liability of Successor Corporations: A Corporate and Commercial Law Perspective,” 11 Hofstra Law Review 249 (1982).
    • “Restraints on Foreign Investment in the Merchant Marine - An Asset or Liability to United States Interests?” 11 Cornell International Law Journal 1 (1978).
  • “Foreign Investment in United States Communications,” in Manual of Foreign Investment in the United States, ed. J.E. Marans et al. (Clark Boardman Callaghan, 1984) (co-author).