Philip H. Hilder

Philip H. Hilder

Attorney
Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
713-234-1416
888-659-8742
Fax:
713-655-9112
Email:

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 trial 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 American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee Executive Director; Immediate past ABA National Chair of the White Collar Crime Committee; Presently co-chair of the ABA 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 (FBA - So. TX Chapter).

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; defending BP personal in the Deepwater Horizon explosion; co-lead counsel in defending the Texas Attorney General for alleged violations of securities fraud; represented The University of Texas System/Board of Regents in an impeachment proceeding being conducted by the Texas Legislature; involved in a highly publicized Washington, D.C., lobbyist/Congressional scandal; represented a Major League Baseball player in the Congressional investigation into steroid use in Major League Baseball; represented ex-executive in the Imperial Sugar explosion that killed 14 persons; the U.S. Olympic (Salt Lake City Olympics) Committee scandal; and is a frequent legal commentator on criminal cases for television, print, and radio.

Books or Video Mentioning Philip Hilder

  • Interviewed, Enron: Smartest Guys in the Room Documentary
  • 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

Films
Featured in Enron: Smartest Guys in the Room Documentary

Areas of Practice

  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Litigation
  • Whistleblower Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1981
  • Texas, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Education

  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Law Review: Boston College Uniform Commercial Code Reporter Digest, Staff Writer
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa, National Honors Society Mortar Board
    • Honors: With Honors

Published Works

  • 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

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 Healthcare Fraud Program
  • 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

  • Recipient of the “Trailblazer” award for white collar criminal defense representation, Awarded by the National Law Journal, 2016
  • Awarded “Best Lawyers in America” designation by U.S. News and World Report, 2016
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Awarded "Texas Super Lawyer" designation by Texas Monthly Magazine, 2003 - 2016
  • Awarded “Top Houston Lawyer” designated by H Texas Magazine, 2004 - 2009
  • Named as a Top Lawyer for the people (H Texas Magazine), 2005 - 2010
  • Named as one of America's Premier Lawyers by Sky Radio, 2006 - 2007
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Highest Peer Ranking last several years including 2011
  • 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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association National Institute on Securities Fraud, Co-Founder and chair
  • 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
  • American Bar Association , White Collar Crime Committee Executive Director Criminal Justice Section (Present)
  • American Bar Association, National Chair of the ABA White Collar Committee, 2014 - 2015
  • American Bar Association, National Vice Chair White Collar Criminal Defense Committee, 2011 - 2013
  • American Bar Association, Committee on White Collar Criminal Defense
  • American Bar Association, Co-Chair, Sub-Committee on Securities Fraud
  • American Bar Association, Co-Chair of the regional So. Texas White Collar Sub-Committee
  • American Bar Association, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the American Bar Association National Institute on Securities Fraud (Present)
  • Federal Bar Association , President, Houston Chapter, 1995 - 1996
  • Federal Bar Association, Vice President, 1994 - 1995
  • Federal Bar Association, Chair, Criminal Law Subcommittee, 2006 - 2007
  • Federal Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1993 - 2004
  • Federal Bar Association, National Delegate, 1996 - 1997
  • Federal Bar Association, Secretary, 1993 - 1994

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