Philip P. Ehrlich
Philip Ehrlich is an associate in the Litigation and Enforcement group and focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. Philip has represented clients at all levels of state and federal courts and has experience drafting dispositive motions and appellate briefs, assisting in discovery, and preparing for trial. Philip has also counseled clients on how state and national COVID-related public health orders affect their businesses.
Philip also maintains an active pro bono litigation practice. He successfully represented three asylum applicants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo before the Chicago Immigration Court, represented Alabama death row inmate Christopher Lee Price in his expedited Eighth Amendment challenge to Alabama’s lethal injection protocol, and is a member of teams currently representing an asylum applicant from Honduras in immigration court and working to defend the legality of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Philip previously clerked for the Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, Illinois. During law school, he was an articles editor for The University of Chicago Law Review and a member of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic. Philip also externed with the Honorable Andrea R. Wood of the Northern District of Illinois and interned with the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.
Before law school, Philip worked as a consultant at an economic consulting firm in Chicago and taught middle school math in Glendale, Arizona through Teach for America.
- Representing Fortune 500 company in a contract and consumer-fraud suit involving dispositive motion practice and a six-day trial stemming from a data security breach.
- Defending major pharmacy companies in cases alleging common-law fraud and violations of several states' consumer-protection statutes.
- Representing a private equity company in qui tam lawsuit related to alleged violations of the False Claims Act.
- Represented a beverage distributor in Delaware litigation involving former executive alleging ownership stake in company.
- Part of the Ropes & Gray team involved in defending the legality of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, as well as by filing an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States.
- Successfully represented three asylum applicants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo before the Chicago Immigration Court, establishing a well-founded fear of future persecution on account of political opinion and activities.
- Represented Alabama death row inmate Christopher Lee Price in his expedited Eighth Amendment challenge to Alabama's lethal injection protocol.
- “A Balancing Equation for Social Media Publication Notice,” 83 University of Chicago Law Review 2163 (2016)
- JD, High Honors, The University of Chicago Law School, 2017; Articles Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review; The Casper Platt Award; Kirkland & Ellis Scholar; Order of the Coif; The Thomas R. Mulroy Prize; The Dean’s Award - Property
- M.Ed, Arizona State University, 2011
- BA, Honors, The University of Chicago, 2009
Admissions / Qualifications
- Illinois, 2017
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit