LONDON, UK, 19 June 2023 – Prosperant, the legal world’s leading management consultancy, is pleased to announce that Gene Phillips will be working with the firm as a principal consultant from his base in Los Angeles, California. Phillips will assist the Prosperant team on complex projects, including both for US firms looking to expand their domestic and international exposure and for UK-based and other global firms seeking to establish a US presence.
Phillips brings his international experience and network to the team at Prosperant, having consulted for litigation powerhouses and boutique firms in the US, Australia, Canada, the UK and the Netherlands over the past 13 years. A senior figure in the world of litigation, Phillips has provided strategic consulting and expert witness services on some of the world’s most complex and high-profile commercial disputes as the CEO of PF2 Securities and as a Special Advisor to Validity Finance. Prior to that, he worked with Citigroup Alternative Investments, a New York-based hedge fund. He began his Wall Street career in the Derivatives group at Moody’s Investors Service.
“It’s great to welcome Gene, he’s such a high-profile and respected figure in the world of litigation,” said Jamie White, co-founder of Prosperant. “Having spent much of my own career supporting US-headquartered law firms from London, we are excited to now have real capability on the ground there. Our clients are really excited about this move”.
“I’m delighted to be working with the team at Prosperant, we’ve maintained close working ties over the years, but we felt that now was a great time to work together at a time when law firms are seeking new solutions to differentiate themselves amid the technological and societal changes”, said Phillips. “As one part of their business offering, Prosperant has a proven record in terms of launching firms and bringing the right mix of individuals or partners together, and I’m particularly excited about helping boutiques and business lines build themselves up on the back of sustainable and scalable business development practices”, he added.
Phillips is the third senior addition to the Prosperant team this year. In February, Tina Fordham, ex-Citi geopolitical strategist to global investors and the C-Suite, joined the firm as a principal senior adviser, followed by Ian Moyler, formerly Senior Clerk at Brick Court Chambers in London for over 30 years.
Prosperant co-founder Paul Martenstyn commented “It’s our aim to deliver world-class advice and world-class advisors anywhere and everywhere that our clients need to do business. The US remains such an important market for us, and I’m so glad that we now have Gene’s support”.