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Philip J. Harvey

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Philip J. Harvey is a partner at Harvey & Binnall. He has represented businesses and individuals in civil litigation matters for over 35 years.

As lead trial and appellate counsel in state and federal courts, Mr. Harvey represents clients in cases in Virginia and the District of Columbia. His experience in some of Virginia’s fast paced courts, such as the “Rocket Docket” in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, also makes him a popular choice to serve as local counsel in these jurisdictions.

Previous Results

Every case is unique and previous results do not predict or guaranty similar results in other cases.

  • Represented Romanian construction firm in breach of contract case concerning work in the Green Zone in Baghdad
  • Defended national law firm successfully against breach of contract claims brought by former partner through summary judgment, affirmed on appeal by the Virginia Supreme Court
  • Defended law firm successfully against claims of professional malpractice and breach of fiduciary through trial and appeal
  • Won plaintiffs’ verdict in multi-million dollar federal securities fraud case
  • Represented investor in successful suit against start-up technology company in federal court in Virginia
  • Represented owner in suit in federal court in Virginia concerning construction of $500,000,000 corporate headquarters
  • Represented national law firm in breach of fiduciary duty and business tort case brought by former partners in the District of Columbia
  • Obtained dismissal of claims against Am Law 100 law firm and former partner for breach of fiduciary duty and patent infringement
  • Represented clients in class actions involving securities fraud and ERISA, obtaining favorable settlements or outright dismissal
  • Defended national real estate developer successfully in multi-million dollar broker’s fee trial in the District of Columbia
  • Helped lead internal investigation of officers of publicly traded company after allegations of accounting fraud and subsequent bankruptcy of company and parent
  • Represented national accounting firm in investigation conducted by bankruptcy trustee of defunct securities broker
  • Successfully defended lender liability cases for financial institutions through trial and appeal and successfully prosecuted fraudulent conveyance action for commercial lender in federal court in Virginia
  • Represented restaurant franchisor in national trademark infringement action, achieving very favorable settlement

Credentials

Education
Purdue University, B.S.I.M.
Harvard University, J.D.,  cum laude

Bar Admissions
Virginia
Washington, DC

Court Admissions
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Practice Areas


Business and Commercial litigation
Trust and Estate Litigation
Local Counsel

Other Experience


Venable LLP – Vienna, Virginia
Partner, Litigation Division 2000 to 2006
Shaw Pittman, LLP (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP) – Washington, DC
Partner, Litigation Group 1987 to 2000
Associate, Litigation Group 1978 to 1987

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