General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer, and Assistant Secretary
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, INC.
Tim Phillips serves as the General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer, and Assistant Secretary of the American Cancer Society, Inc., and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network, Inc. He leads a team of dedicated, seasoned professionals in their efforts to develop, implement, and maintain legal and risk management strategies that protect the Society’s interests and advance its life-saving mission globally. Prior to joining the Society Tim spent eight years in private practice in the Atlanta office of Troutman Sanders LLP. He is an internationally recognized faculty member and lecturer on topics related to nonprofit governance, taxation, risk management and joint ventures. Tim received his B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1989 and served the country as a commissioned officer in the Naval Special Warfare Community. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia in 1997. He is a native of Washington, DC and lives in Marietta, Ga. with his wife and their two sons.