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Harry Phillips

Harry Phillips

Harry Phillips is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in Haynes Boone’s Houston office. His practice focuses on litigating a wide variety of commercial, energy, and environmental matters in state and federal courts across the country.

In 2023 Harry graduated from Tulane University Law School with a concentration in Environmental and Energy law. While there, Harry was recognized as the winner of the Association of International Energy Negotiator’s student writing competition and also as the winner of the Institute for Energy Law’s annual Hartrick Scholar writing competition. He served as the Senior Managing Editor of the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property.

Harry currently holds the rank of Captain in the Louisiana Army National Guard and deployed as an Infantry Platoon Leader in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in 2018. He is an active member of the Veterans of Foreign War and, while in law school, he was selected as a Veterans of Foreign War – Student Veterans of America Legislative Fellow. This fellowship allowed Harry to advocate on behalf of veterans in in the halls of Congress and propose amendments to Title 20 of the U.S. Code that favored students serving in Department of Defense Reserve components.

Harry externed for the Honorable Jay C. Zainey in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana from 2022-23 and will return to Judge Zainey’s chambers as a Judicial Law Clerk in Fall 2024.

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  • Member, Institute for Energy Law
  • Member, Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN)
  • New Orleans KnowledgeNet Chapter Chair, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Student Veterans of America
  • “The Inflation Reduction Act and WTO Obligations: Forecasting a Turbulent Future for American Wind Energy Initiatives,” author, Proceedings of the Seventy-Fourth Annual Institute on Energy Law, 2023.
  • “Cybersecur[ing] the Electric Grid: A Comparative Analysis of Policy Generation, Transmission, and Distribution in the U.S. and E.U.,” author, Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, 2023.
  • “The Digitization of Oil and Gas & Accompanying Data Privacy Compliance Considerations for International Investments in China and Brazil,” author, Journal of World Energy Law & Business, 2023.
  • “Smart Meters & the EU’s Proposed “Data Act”: Raising a Red Flag for Consumer Privacy and Smart Meter Manufacturer Trade Secret Integrity,” author, Oil, Gas & Energy Law, 2022.
  • “Hetronic Int’l v. Hetronic Germany GmbH: The Latham Act, Its Extraterritorial Reach, and the Ever-Deepening Circuit Split,” author, Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, 2022.


J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2023, cum laude

B.A., University of Mississippi, 2016


Extern to the Honorable Jay C. Zainey, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2022-23



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