The Berkman Center team heartily congratulates Phil Malone on his promotion to Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Phil is no stranger to the Berkman Center; he has been the director of our Cyberlaw Clinic for several years, first as co-director with Jeff Cunard and Bruce Keller of Debevoise & Plimpton and, more recently, as the sole director. Under Phil's leadership, the Center's Cyberlaw Clinic has grown and thrived in many ways. It has taken on more students, offered them higher quality learning experiences, and produced excellent outcomes for clients. Phil has also built deep ties between the Clinic and research projects at the Berkman Center, including StopBadware and the OpenNet Initiative.
Phil is an exceptional trial attorney and a natural and effective teacher. He brings deep practice experience in the cyberlaw, intellectual property, and antitrust fields to his teaching. Before coming to the Harvard Law School, Phil spent more than twenty years at the Department of Justice. He was the lead career trial counsel in the trial, appeal, settlement and enforcement phases of U.S. v. Microsoft Corp. (D.D.C). He later served as one of the lead attorneys in trial of U.S. v. Oracle Corp. (N.D.Cal. 2004), which involved the proposed merger between Oracle and PeopleSoft. Malone was awarded the Antitrust Division’s Hugh P. Morrison, Jr. Award for exceptional accomplishments as an antitrust litigator in 1997. He received numerous Special Achievement Awards for Meritorious Service. From 2001 – 2003, Phil served as the Victor H. Kramer fellow at Harvard Law School. He conducted research on competition law and policy in information technology and the intersection between antitrust and intellectual property laws. He participated in the research and teaching of the Berkman Center, in particular through courses taught by Jonathan Zittrain and the Internet Law Colloquium co-taught by Terry Fisher, Charles Nesson, and John Palfrey. He has taught Practical Lawyering in Cyberspace (with Palfrey and Cunard), a seminar on antitrust, and a freshman seminar at Harvard College, all to very strong student reviews.
This promotion is richly deserved. We look forward to the many extraordinary things that Phil will do as Clinical Professor of Law well into the future.