Philip F. DiSanto

Associate

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8534
F 212 728 9534
pdisantowillkie.com

Philip F. DiSanto is an associate in the Litigation Department. His focus includes complex commercial litigation and counseling, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions. Phil has represented clients across the financial sector, including investment banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms, as well as clients in the technology, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries. His practice includes counseling clients in connection with data security incidents and advising clients concerning cybersecurity and privacy risk management.

Philip F. DiSanto is an associate in the Litigation Department. His focus includes complex commercial litigation and counseling, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions. Phil has represented clients across the financial sector, including investment banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms, as well as clients in the technology, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries. His practice includes counseling clients in connection with data security incidents and advising clients concerning cybersecurity and privacy risk management.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Representing former partners of a private equity firm in confidential arbitration concerning interpretation of private equity fund partnership agreements.
  • Representing an investment firm in connection with compliance obligations arising from a consent decree and related reporting obligations under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act.
  • Representing a telecommunications company and its directors in class action securities litigation arising out of a $34 billion merger.
  • Representing a non-party investment bank in connection with shareholder litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Representing a non-party financial institution in connection with multi-district class action litigation alleging anti-competitive trade practices by payment card networks and credit card issuers.
  • Representing a pharmaceutical company in the first jury trial under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), which resulted in a split decision on patent infringement, validity, and “patent safe harbor” issues.
  • Representing an asbestos personal injury settlement trust in complex bankruptcy litigation concerning interpretation of the trust’s governing documents.
  • Representing a large accounting firm in successful appeal of a favorable jury verdict in case arising out of alleged misrepresentations in sports team financial statements.

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Phil is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association (ABA), and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Phil serves as programming subcommittee chair of the ABA’s Privacy and Data Security Committee. While in law school, Phil served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Phil is a member of the Adelphi University Alumni Advisory Council and previously served on the Board of Trustees of Adelphi University.

Selected Publications and Lectures

  • “Blurred Lines of Identity Crimes: Intersection of the First Amendment and Federal Identity Fraud,” Columbia Law Review (May 2015)

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