1155 F Street, NW Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20004
Philip S. Corwin is the founder of Virtualaw LLC, a
Washington, DC consulting firm that specializes in assisting clients in the
shaping of public policy. With more than three decades of federal legislative
experience, his practice is focused on the dynamically evolving law of
electronic commerce and intellectual property, as well as financial services and
bankruptcy. In addition to his Washington-focused legislative and regulatory
work he also represents clients in proceedings of the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in regard to policies governing the Domain
Prior to entering private practice with the law firm of Butera & Andrews, Mr.
Corwin served as Director and Counsel of Operations, Retail Banking, and Risk
Management for the American Bankers Association and, before that, as Legislative
Counsel to the Independent Bankers Association of America. From 1976 to 1981 he
held professional staff positions at the United States Senate.
Mr. Corwin received extensive media training while at the American Bankers
Association and served as one of their principal spokespersons to the print and
electronic media. He has been a guest on numerous television and radio public
affairs and business programs including the Wall Street Journal Report, C-Span’s
Washington Journal, and CNN’s Burden of Proof, and continues to interact with
the press regularly on behalf of clients. He has testified before Congress as
well as at proceedings of Executive Branch Agencies and the Advisory Committee
on Bankruptcy Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and served
as an adviser to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.. He has
spoken before legal, banking, technology, digital entertainment and financial
services industry audiences, taught sessions at the Practicing Law Institute’s
Internet law Institute and Glasser Legalworks’ E-Commerce Law School, and has
written numerous articles and opinion pieces regarding technology and financial
services related law and public policy issues.
Mr. Corwin is an active member of the American Bar Association. He has served as
Chairman of the Business Law Section’s Committee on Legislation; Washington
Liaison for the Science and Technology Section; Legislative Reporter for the
Business Law Section's Cyberspace Law Committee; Vice-Chair of the Financial
Services Integration Committee of the Torts and Insurance Practice Section
(TIPS) and Co-Chair of TIPS' Investment, Financial Services and Taxation
Committee. He is also an active member of ABA’s Government Affairs Practice,
Banking Law, Consumer Financial Services, Consumer Bankruptcy, and Commercial
Bankruptcy Committees; as well as of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Mr. Corwin received his B.A. in Government from Cornell University's College of
Arts and Sciences and his JD from Boston College Law School. He is a member of
the Bar in the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice before the U.S.