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Laurie Ann Phillips

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer School of Communication

Laurie Ann Phillips is a public relations and corporate communication consultant with more than 20 years of experience driving communications activities for the private and public sector. She has led branding, thought leadership, policy communications, consumer media relations, and partner development programs for corporations and associations, as well as government campaigns. At the technology trade association representing more than 2,000 U.S. consumer electronics companies and producing the world’s largest annual tradeshow, the International CES, Ms. Phillips led a team responsible for industry and policy communications. To advance the policy positions of the biggest consumer tech brands and the newest start-ups and individual entrepreneurs, Ms. Phillips led the association’s grassroots movement. She also promoted the association’s first two books, both New York Times best sellers, and led the related executive visibility campaign for the CEO-author, securing more than 200 speaking engagements and 300 op-ed placements, and tripling the number of Twitter followers in the year following publication. Ms. Phillips previously worked for Fleishman-Hillard International Communications on the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy’s National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, for which she developed a corporate partnership program. She also represented the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; the Department of Defense TRICARE Management Activity; the National Confectioners Association; and the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation. Ms. Phillips worked with national consumer brands, such as the Clorox Company and Sprint PCS, during her time at PR agencies Blanc & Otus, Ruder Finn, Golin/Harris and Shandwick Public Affairs.


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  • Fall 2017

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Area of Expertise:

Communications law, mass media policy, trademark and copyright issues

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Victoria F. Phillips teaches communications and intellectual property law and is the associate director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic. She also helped found and is a faculty director of the law school’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP). Before joining the WCL faculty in 2001 to help launch these programs, she was chief of the legal branch of the Mass Media Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission and counsel in the office of general counsel. There she worked on a wide range of media policy proceedings, including those related to broadcast ownership, broadcast public interest obligations, digital television conversion, children’s television, public television, and political programming. Before joining the FCC, she served as the assistant general counsel of the National Endowment for the Humanities, practiced communications and intellectual property law at Wiley, Rein, and Fielding in Washington, D.C., and clerked for Edward S. Northrop, U.S. District judge in Baltimore, Maryland. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts

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