A. Nicole Phillips
Philadelphia Office

1735 Market Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

P: 215-772-7283
F: 215-731-3781


A. Nicole Phillips is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s White Collar and Government Investigations group. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, white collar crime and government investigations.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Nicole served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As an AUSA in the Narcotics Unit, Nicole prosecuted individuals for federal drug trafficking offenses, public corruption, tax and bank fraud conspiracies, and Hobbs Act robbery. Among her accomplishments as an AUSA, Nicole successfully prosecuted a tax matter resulting in the defendants pleading guilty and paying restitution to the IRS in excess of $5,000,000. Nicole also served as member of the Office’s hiring committee and co-chair of its summer intern program. While serving as an AUSA, Nicole instructed students on federal and criminal trial advocacy at Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Prior to serving as an AUSA, Nicole served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where she litigated preliminary hearings, felony and misdemeanor bench trials, jury trials and various motions before the Municipal and Common Pleas Courts of Philadelphia, worked with members of the Philadelphia Police Department to investigate and prepare cases for trial, researched and prepared letter briefs to the Pennsylvania Superior Court in response to direct appeals and post-conviction relief appeals, and argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

In addition to her career as a practicing attorney, Nicole served as the Senior Director for Career Planning at Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

Community Involvement

Nicole’s community involvement includes the Supervision to Aid Re-Entry (“STAR”) Court in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which provides support and programming for individuals reentering the community after serving federal sentences, serving as a Board Member of Philadelphia VIP, a Member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Pennsylvania Chapter, and an Associate Minister at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. Nicole has also served as volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the Philadelphia READS program.

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Business Journal‘s Women of Distinction 2020

Professional Activities & Achievements

  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Law Inn of Court

Academic Achievements

Nicole received her J.D. degree from Northeastern University. She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, in Political Science from Spelman College.