Phil Corwin Philip S. Corwin
Founding Principal
1155 F Street, NW Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20004
202-559-8597 (direct)
202-559-8750 (fax)
202-255-6172 (cell)

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 Name System.

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. Supreme Court.