Philip Lem is an associate attorney in the business litigation and employment law groups at Payne & Fears LLP. His business litigation practice covers complex matters involving breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, real property disputes, and copyright and trademark infringement. He also has broad employment litigation experience defending class actions, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims, and wage and hour disputes.
Before joining Payne & Fears LLP, Phil was an associate in a New York City firm where he represented major banks, financing companies, trustees, and secured lenders in commercial, bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and securities disputes in New York state and federal courts. He has defended numerous lender liability claims brought against secured lenders, and often represented lenders in bankruptcy matters, including prosecuting preference, fraudulent conveyance and unlawful dividends claims against a publicly traded corporation and its officers and directors on behalf of a creditor's committee.
While in law school, Phil was senior editor of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review and interned in the Criminal Division of the Office of the Kansas Attorney General.