Phillip A. Dawkins

Phillip A. Dawkins

Phillip A. Dawkins


212.701.3607 Phone vCard
212.378.2723 Fax

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
80 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005-1702


  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 2007, Highest Honors, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2011
  • Admission

    • New York

As an associate in Cahill’s litigation practice group, Phil focuses on white-collar defense and securities and regulatory enforcement actions.  He represents global financial institutions and multinational companies and their officers, directors, and boards, in investigations and inquiries by the DOJ, SEC, and other domestic and international governmental regulatory agencies.  These high-stakes matters involve criminal and regulatory enforcement actions relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws, the Bank Secrecy Act and other anti-money laundering laws, economic and trade sanctions, securities fraud, and other misconduct. 

Phil has significant experience conducting cross-border investigations and navigating the technical challenges associated with such matters, including compliance with foreign data privacy, bank secrecy, and other local laws and coordination of foreign language reviews and document productions.  He also has conducted internal investigations involving SOX violations, insider trading, and other employee misconduct, and assisting companies in assessing and enhancing their regulatory compliance programs.

Understanding the importance of public service, Phil has taken part in several pro bono matters and initiatives, including the Street Law program and helping educate high school students about their legal rights, representing a victim of human trafficking in a civil lawsuit, and advising a philanthropic organization on its duties to the public.  He is also a member of the Firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and has mentored several junior and summer associates.