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Jan 29, 2020
Attorney, Physicist and Advisor to Life Science and IT Startups. My Interview with Phil Crowley
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Phil is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He has a Master of Science in Applied Physics from Harvard University and a Law Degree from Columbia University. He is a member of the New Jersey and New York Bar Associations.

He had a long tenure as Mergers and Acquisitions and Regulatory Compliance Counsel for Johnson and Johnson, where he serves on various Boards for J&J affiliates. He also produced online compliance courses which were viewed over 1 million times.

His successes include an investment in a company - BrightFlag ( - that analyzes outside counsel bills for corporate law departments.

Phil began his career as a scientist, went on to serve as a Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney with the Wall Street law firms of White & Case and Cravath Swaine & Moore. Although he was trained as a scientist, he was steered toward the law by the MMPI personality test and his love of people.

Phil is a huge advocate for lawyers serving clients on the same side of the table as their clients and helping them “think through their decisions."

He recites and lives by the 1943 Johnson and Johnson credo, which can be found here:

He has served his alma mater Stevens Institute of Technology for over 25 years as Alumni Association President and Trustee. He has received numerous awards from Stevens including the Outstanding Contribution Award at the 2019 Stevens Awards Gala.  The presentation and acceptance of the award can be found here: 

You can find Phil online at There are numerous informative videos on his website. I encourage you to take a look.

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