Philip H. Hilder

Philip H. Hilder


Hilder & Associates, P.C.

Recognized since 2015

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

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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 Co-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 Thomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly Magazine (2003 - 2021)
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation and White-Collar Criminal Defense (2015 - 2022)

  • 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 Am

Location

  • 819 Lovett Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77006

Education

  • The University of Iowa, BA, graduated 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Hilder & Associates, P.C.
Headquarters: Houston, Texas

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Awards:

  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2021, Thomson Reuters
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2022

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