Philippe Z. Selendy

Honorary Antonian

Philippe Z. Selendy is a founding partner of Selendy Gay Elsberg, a New York-based litigation firm dedicated to the most challenging commercial disputes, investigations, and public interest cases.

Heralded as “The Man Who Took on Wall Street” by the Financial Times, Philippe is recognized as one of the nation’s top 100 trial lawyers by Benchmark Litigation, an “exceptionally talented” litigator by Chambers & Partners, a “Trailblazer” (twice) by the National Law Journal, and both a “Securities MVP” and “Banking MVP” by Law360. 

Philippe has over 25 years of experience in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, with particular expertise in securities, financial products, insurance, energy, and antitrust disputes. He has secured landmark trial and appellate victories for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Philippe is known for his leadership in high stakes public sector litigation, including his representation of the Federal Housing Finance Agency in its seven-year litigation effort against major Wall Street banks, which resulted in $25 billion in recoveries for U.S. taxpayers.

A supporter of advanced renewable energy technologies, Philippe serves on Vote Solar’s Leadership Council. He is a founding supporter of the independent Speyer Legacy School and a board member of IQ Squared. He sits on the New York City Bar Association’s Securities Litigation Committee.

Philippe is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.