Brooks Pierce’s managing partner Reid Phillips has been named to Business North Carolina’s inaugural “Power List” of the most influential business leaders in the state. He was included in a section specifically focused on leaders in the legal profession, with 43 attorneys selected out of the more than 28,000 licensed lawyers in North Carolina.
Phillips focuses his practice on litigation, primarily for large companies facing complex disputes. A lawyer for more than 40 years, he has given much of his time to the advancement of the legal profession. He has served as a member of the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners and chair of the NCBA’s Strategic Planning and Emerging Trends Committee. He chaired the NCBA’s Young Lawyers Division and served on the association’s board of governors and executive committee as well as the North Carolina State Bar Ethics Committee. He also served as president of the Greensboro Bar Association. He currently serves as a vice president of the North Carolina Bar Association.
An active member of the community, Phillips served as chairman of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and as the chairman of the LeBauer Park steering committee. In addition, he served as chair of the War Memorial Commission and was a member of the board of directors for the Weatherspoon Art Museum Association.
Phillips has received numerous other awards and recognitions. In 2019, he was presented with the North Carolina Bar Association’s Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr. Public Service Award. In 2018, he was awarded Leadership Greensboro’s Denise E. Maleska Leadership Service Award and the Greensboro Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award. In 2017, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly named him one of its “Leaders in the Law.” He has also been recognized numerous times by The Best Lawyers in America, North Carolina Super Lawyers, Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite,” Chambers USA and Benchmark Litigation.