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Philip H. Hilder

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Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
713-234-1416
888-659-8742
Fax:
713-655-9112
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PHILIP H. HILDER  was formerly the attorney-in-charge of the Houston Field Office of the United States Department of Justice, Organized Crime Strike Force. Prior to his appointment as a special attorney with the Justice Department, Mr. Hilder was an assistant United States attorney in the Southern District of Texas with the Presidential Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Since leaving government service, Mr. Hilder has practiced in the area of white collar criminal defense, internal investigations and whistleblower representation. Currently, he is the ABA National Vice Chair of the White Collar Crime Committee of the Criminal Justice Section co-chair of the American Bar Association National Institute on Securities Fraud; co-chair of the ABA subcommittee on Securities Fraud; past President of the Federal Bar Association (So.TX Chapter) Criminal Law Chair.

Other accomplishments include, in part: 

  • Appointed by Houston Mayor A. Parker to the Independent Police Oversight Board (2011-Present)

  • Appointed by the State Bar of Texas to serve as a grievance panel member (1998 - 2004)

  • Selected by the Department of Justice / American Bar Association Central and East European Law Initiative to train Albanian judges and attorneys in the adversary system (1999)

  • Named a " Texas Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine (2003 -2012)

  • Named by H Texas Magazine as a top Houston lawyer (2004 - 2010)

  • Named as a top lawyer for the people (H Texas Magazine 2005 - 2009)

  • Named as one of America 's Premier Lawyers by Sky Radio (2006 - 2007)

Mr. Hilder has consistently received the highest rating from the Martindale-Hubbell legal network (AV) and is listed in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers.  He has been involved in high profile cases, such as representing the Enron and Countrywide whistleblowers, and is a frequent legal commentator on criminal cases for television, print, and radio.

Mr. Hilder is licensed to practice law in the states of Illinois (1981) and Texas (1985), is also admitted to practice before:

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Seventh Circuits

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

  • Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar 

  • District of Arizona

Mr. Hilder graduated with honors from the University of Iowa (B.A. 1977) and received his law degree from Boston College Law School (J.D. 1981).

He has been active in bar activities:

  • American Bar Association 
             National Vice Chair White Collar Criminal Defense Committee (2011-12)
             Committee on White Collar Criminal Defense 
             Current Co-Chair, Sub-Committee on Securities Fraud 
             Co-Chair of the regional So. Texas White Collar Sub-Committee (2009-2012) 
     
  • Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the American Bar Association National Institute on Securities Fraud

  • Federal Bar Association 
             President, Houston Chapter, 1995-96 
             Vice President 1994-95
             Chair Criminal Law Subcommittee, 2005-present
             Board of Directors, 1993-2004 
             National Delegate, 1996-97 
             Secretary, 1993-94

  • Houston Bar Association Foundation Member

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit

  • College of the State Bar of Texas

  • American Academy of Litigation Counsel (Former Member)
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 1981

  • Texas, 1985

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1985

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th CircutU.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Law Review: Staff Writer, Boston College Uniform Commercial Code Reporter Digest

  • University of Iowa , Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa, National Honors Society Mortar Board
    • Honors: With Honors
Articles
  • The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 and the Criminal Liability of Polluters By: Philip H. Hilder and Paul L. Creech

  • The Clean Water Act: Criminal Exposure In Deepwater By: Philip H. Hilder and Paul L. Creech

  • Strict Liability Crimes for the Pollution of American Waters. By: Philip H. Hilder and Paul L. Creech

  • OSHA Individual Criminal Liability Maybe Expanding - By: Philip H. Hilder and Paul L. Creech

  • Seaman's Manslaughter: The Criminalization of Death by Negligence. By: Philip H. Hilder and Paul L. Creech

  • Proposed Senate Bill Offers Whistleblowers Lucrative Incentives and Robust Protection By: Philip H. Hilder and Sunida A. Louangsichampa

  • THE WHISTLEBLOWER STIMULUS BILL OF 2009: Time to reevaluate that compliance program By: Philip H. Hilder and Paul Creech

  • Texas Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, A Trojan Horse By: Philip H. Hilder and Paul Creech

  • The Long Arm Of The Law: FCPA Individual Liability By: Philip H. Hilder and Paul Creech

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - Published for the American Bar Association, National Institute on Securities Fraud, October 2009

  • What, Retaliation? U.S. Supreme Court Expands Anti-Retaliation Rules
    By: Philip H. Hilder and Scott Mullins - Published in The American Bar Association, National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations, and In-House Counsel, 2009.

  • The Possible Expansion of Anti-Retaliation Protection to Corporate Whistleblowers By: Philip H. Hilder and James G. Rytting - Published in the American Bar Association, National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations, and In-House Counsel, 2009

  • Attack of the Clone: FERC's Anti-Manipulation Rule Uses SEC Tools
    By: Philip H. Hilder and Scott L. Mullins - Published in the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and the Center for Continuing Legal Education, 2008

  • An Ethical Guide to the Non-Destruction of Evidence Written by: Philip H. Hilder, Hilder & Associates, PC

  • Corporate Casual Gives Way To Suits With Stripes And Cuffs; Authored by: Philip H. Hilder and John Guidorz

  • The Federal Round Up-Corporate Law Compliance Programs: A Necessary By-Product Of The Recent Organization Sentencing Guidelines - Written By: Philip H. Hilder

  • HIPPA-Time for a Health Care Corporate Compliance Program - Written by: Philip H. Hilder and Lon Mullen

  • Criminal News Letter- Joint Venturing a Criminal Defense Team - Written by: Philip H. Hilder and Robert S. Bennett

  • Putting Heat on Fraudster: Using Civil and Criminal Process Offensively; Written by: Philip H. Hilder, Hilder & Associates, PC

  • The Federal Roundup: Corporate Law Compliance Programs: A Necessary By-Product of the Recent Organizational Sentencing Guidelines, Docket, Nov/Dec, 1991
Books or Video Mentioning Philip Hilder
  • Interviewed, Enron: Smartest Guys in the Room Documentry

     
  • Power Failure The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron, by Mimi Swartz with Sherron Watkins

  • Interviewed: Gangsters: Americas’ Most Evil; The First Kingpin Juan Raul Garza, July 12,2012 

  • Texas Justice, by MARTANA.

  • Thank You Power, by Deborah Norville

  • George Bush, the Mafia and the CIA, by Pete Brewton.

  • The Senator, by Elizabeth Drew  
     
Representative Clients
  • Energy Industry Executives
     
  • Financial Services Executives

  • Defense Contractors

  • Healthcare Industry

  • Elected Officials

Classes/Seminars 

American Bar Association’s Seventh Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud November 16, 2012 

21st Annual National Institute on Healthcare Fraud Program

Philip H. Hilder participated on the "Trail Practice Demonstration" panel at the 21st Annual National Institute on Healtcare Fraud Program.

21st Annual National Institute on Healthcare Fraud Program

Philip H. Hilder will be a part of the panel "Trail Practice Demonstration" at the 21st Annual National Institute on Healtcare Fraud Program being held in Miami, Florida on May 11-13, 2011.

Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association

Philip H. Hilder addressed the Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association on January 20, 2011. His topic was "Criminal Prosecution for Safety Violation is no accident".
 
"The Supreme Court Ruling on 'Honest Services' Fraud and Ramifications to the Business Community: Skilling vs. U.S. Examined" Panel September 23, 2010

Philip H. Hilder moderated a panel discussion "The Supreme Court Ruling on 'Honest Services' Fraud and Ramifications to the Business Community: Skilling vs. U.S. Examined".

American Bar Association Fifth Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud, October 7-8, 2010 New Orleans.

Philip H. Hilder was the co-chair of the event and a moderator of panel discussions.

Presenter at the Healthcare Fraud at the Federal Law Conference 2010, presented by the Hidalgo County Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association, Southern District of Texas, April 8 & 9, 2010, McAllen, Texas.
  
Moderator of the Panel Proactive vs. Reactive Compliance Programs Panel

The Second Annual National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel  May 5-7, 2010, St. Regis Hotel, Washington, D.C.
       
Participant in a panel discussion on Healthcare Fraud at the Federal Law Conference 2010, presented by the Hidalgo County Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association, Southern District of Texas, April 8 & 9, 2010, McAllen, Texas.
   
Guest speaker at BP America Compliance and Ethics Leaders Event
Houston , Texas November 4, 2009
  
Co-chair of the Fourth National Annual Institute on Securities Fraud held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. On October 15th
  
Planning committee member and participant at the Fourth Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud October 15-16, 2009 Ritz Carlton Washington, D.C.  
 
Guest Speaker at the National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigators and In-House Counsel May 6-8, 2009 Ritz Carlton Washington, DC  
 
Panelist at the ABA Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime
March 5-7, 2008 Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Miami, Florida

Panelist at Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference
August 11-15, 2008 Marriot Hotel, Chicago Illinois
 
Panelist at the CLE: White Collar Practice for the Business Lawyer and In-house Counsel
July 31-August 1, 2008 South Texas College of Law Houston, Texas

Instructor, Attorney General's Advocate Institute, Washington, District of Columbia , 1987        

Honors and Awards

Named by H Texas Magazine as a top Houston lawyer (2004 - 2009)

Named as a top lawyer for the people (H Texas Magazine 2005 - 2009)

Named as one of America 's Premier Lawyers by Sky Radio (2006 - 2007)

Martindale Hubbell AV Highest Peer Ranking last several years including 2011


Professional Associations and Memberships
        
Co-Founder and chair of the American Bar Association National Institute on Securities Fraud

American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Section, Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institution Fraud

American Bar Association, Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Securities Fraud

American Bar Association, Subcommittee on Organizational Sentencing Guidelines Regional Co-chair of the white collar subcommittee 
           
Federal Bar Association, Houston Chapter, Past President and current criminal law chair

State Bar of Texas , Member

College of the State Bar of Texas , Member

Chicago Bar Association, Member

Houston Bar Association, Member

Illinois State Bar, Member

Inns of Court, Master of the Bench
 
Past Employment Positions
 
United States Department of Justice, Organized Crime Strike Force, Houston Field Office, Attorney in Charge, 1987 - 1990

United States Attorney's Office, Houston, Texas, Assistant United States Attorney, 1984 - 1987

Films

Featured in Enron: Smartest Guys in the Room Documentary

Areas of Practice

  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Litigation
  • Whistleblower Litigation
Hilder & Associates, P.C. will vigorously defend client rights.

For consultation please
call 713-234-1416 or email: consult@hilderlaw.com
Hilder & Associates, P.C.
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