G. Philip Rutledge
Partner

rutledge@bybelrutledge.com

Telephone:
717.731.8301

Fax:
717.731.8205

Practice Areas

Business and Corporate Law
Securities Offerings & Compliance
Financial Intermediaries
Regulatory Law
International Law

Biography
Philip Rutledge is a partner of Bybel Rutledge LLP. As an AV rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, his practice focuses on business and corporate law, securities offerings and compliance, regulation of financial intermediaries, and regulatory representation including representation before the SEC, FINRA and state securities regulators.

Mr. Rutledge is a nationally recognized expert in securities regulation and was instrumental in shaping various provisions of significant US financial services legislation, including the Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Modernization Act of 1999, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

When in government, Mr. Rutledge served as an expert witness on behalf of the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General in civil securities litigation and has testified as a securities expert before the United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. In private practice, he has been engaged as an expert witness in FINRA arbitration proceedings and in civil litigation.

Education
The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1978
Albright College, A.B., 1975

Bar and Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations, Awards, Boards
Best Lawyers® 2017 Harrisburg Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year"
Best Lawyers® 2016 Harrisburg Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year"
2016 Outstanding Reviewer Award for the Journal of Financial Crime
Named a Select Lawyer in Business/Commercial Law (2015)
Best Lawyers® 2015 Harrisburg Securities/Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year"
Best Lawyers® in America (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)
Best Lawyers in America (2013,2014, 2015)
Member, Securities Expert Roundtable
Member, Listings Qualification Hearing Panel, The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC
Chair, Securities Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Consultant, European Commission AGIS Project (2007-2008)
Board of Editors, The Business Lawyer (2007-2010)
Adjunct Faculty, Widener University School of Law (2008-2012)
Adjunct Faculty, The Dickinson School of Law (1988-2008)
Advisory Board, PBI Business Lawyer’s Institute
Securities Advisory Panel, American Law Institute
Faculty, FINRA Institute, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (2001-2012)
Tutor, Centre for Financial and Management Studies, University of London
Fellow, Society for Advanced Legal Studies (London)
Freedom of the City of London and Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers

Professional Presentations and Publications

"Community Bank Equity and Debt Offerings Update," Bybel Rutledge LLP 2017 SEC Seminar, Hershey, PA (November 2016)

"State Regulation of Broker-Dealers and Agents," PLI Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation 2015, New York City, NY (July 2016)

"State Registration of Investment Advisers," PLI Investment Advisor Regulation, New York City, NY (July 2016)

At the request of the Banque de France, the central bank of the Republic of France, Firm partner G. Philip Rutledge authored an article entitled “The Migration to Online Lending and the Rise of Private Regulation of Online Financial Transactions with Business Customers” which was published in the Banque de France’s April 2016 Financial Stability Review focusing on FinancialStability in the Digital Era.

“Community Bank Equity and Debt Offerings Update,” Bybel Rutledge LLP 2016 SEC Seminar, Hershey, PA (November 2015)

"State Registration of Investment Advisers," PLI Investment Advisor Regulation, New York City, NY (July 2015)

"Overview of Crowdfunding in the US," The Company Lawyer, Vol. 36, No. 8 (July 2015) at 244.

"State Regulation of Broker-Dealers and Agents," PLI Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation 2015, New York City, NY (June 2015)

"Basel III and Capital Raising," Bybel Rutledge 2015 M&A and Capital Raising Seminar, Hershey, PA (June 2015)

"Review of Community Bank Equity and Debt Offerings," Bybel Rutledge LLP 2015 SEC Seminar, Hershey, PA (November 2014).

"State Registration of Investment Advisers & Investment Adviser Representatives," PLI-Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2014, New York City, NY (July 2014).

"State Registration of Broker-Dealers," PLI-Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation 2014, New York City, NY (June 2014).

"State Registration of Investment Advisers & Investment Adviser Representatives," PLI-Fundamentals of Investment Adviser Regulation 2014, New York City, NY (July 2014).

"State Registration of Broker-Dealers," PLI-Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation 2014, New York City, NY (June 2014).

"D&O Insurance: What’s In Your Wallet?" 2014 Directors Institute, Hershey, PA (March 2014)

"Trends in Capital Raising: New General Solicitation and Bad Actor Rules for 506 Offerings," Hershey, PA (November 2013)

"Avoiding Pitfalls in D&O Insurance," Pennsylvania Bar Institute Business Lawyers Institute, Philadelphia, PA (November 2013)

"Trends in Capital Raising: New General Solicitation and Bad Actor Rules for 506 Offerings," Hershey, PA (November 2013)

"Avoiding Pitfalls in D&O Insurance," Pennsylvania Bar Institute Business Lawyers Institute, Philadelphia, PA (November 2013)

"Legal and SEC Update," PICPA Financial Institutions Conference, King of Prussia, PA (September 2013)

"2013 SEC Comments on Compensation Disclosure and Pay Ratio Disclosure Proposed Rules," Hershey, PA (November 2013)

"State Regulation of Broker-Dealers," PLI - Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation, New York City, NY (June 2013).

"Avoiding Pitfalls in D&O Insurance," 2013 Directors Institute, Harrisburg, PA (June 2013).

"Avoiding Pitfalls in D&O Insurance," PACB Directors Conference, Hershey, PA (June 2013).

“Current Issues in Directors and Officers Liability Insurance,” Bybel Rutledge LLP 2013 SEC Seminar, Hershey, PA (November 2012).

“Legal and SEC Update," PICPA 2012 Financial Institutions Conference, Harrisburg, PA (September 2012).

“State Regulation of Broker-Dealers,” PLI’s Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation 2012 Seminar, New York City, NY (June 2012).