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Philip B. Trout

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Philip B. Trout

Philip Trout delivers practical advice that his clients can put to use. Phil concentrates in white collar criminal defense, governmental enforcement actions, and internal investigations across a broad range of business sectors. He has represented a diverse set of clients in investigations involving allegations of foreign bribery, money laundering, and healthcare offenses. He also represents health industry clients in the defense of False Claims Act litigation.

Phil understands his clients' perspectives after having served as in-house counsel on secondment to a Fortune 50 financial services client. Whether it is in financial services, pharmaceuticals, or the entertainment industry, Phil's clients know they can rely on his sound judgment to get efficient results.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Phil served as a judicial clerk for The Honorable Amy B. Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Phil also worked at another leading litigation firm, where he concentrated on commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and internal investigations. While in law school, Phil was a notes editor for the Virginia Law Review and served as a Legal Fellow in the Office of Governor Tim Kaine. Phil's litigation career began as a student attorney for the Virginia Prosecution Clinic, where he served as lead counsel on felony and misdemeanor criminal cases in state court.

Representative Experience

Counsel to a Fortune 50 international financial institution providing daily, practical advice regarding anti-money laundering compliance and investigations.

Represents healthcare clients in complex False Claims Act litigation.

Counsel for a pharmaceutical company in a criminal investigation involving compliance with the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act.

Represents a concert and exhibition promotion company in an FCPA investigation in the Middle East.

Counsel to a manufacturing company conducting an internal investigation across multiple jurisdictions into potential FCPA violations.

Counsel to a money transfer company in an investigation related to money laundering and other allegations arising under the Bank Secrecy Act.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2009
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2003

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court admissions

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

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