G. Philip Rutledge is a founding partner of Bybel Rutledge LLP, Harrisburg, PA where his practice focuses on corporate and securities law, regulation of financial intermediaries and regulatory representation. He is a nationally recognized expert in securities regulation and was instrumental in shaping various provisions of the Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Modernization Act of 1999 and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. He has served as an expert witness for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and has prepared expert opinions and testified as a securities expert before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, in FINRA arbitrations and in civil litigation.
Mr. Rutledge teaches Federal Securities Regulation at Widener University School of Law and also serves as Tutor, Centre for Financial and Management Studies, University of London. He routinely is a guest lecturer at the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime and the FINRA Compliance Certificate Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
He writes extensively in his area, most recently contributing a chapter on State Regulation of Broker Dealers for the Practising Law Institute's multi-volume Treatise on Broker-Dealer Regulation. He also is the author of books on Electronic Markets and Civil and Administrative Liability under Pennsylvania Securities Law and also wrote chapters for The Sarbanes-Oxley Handbook, The Fiduciary, the Insider and the Conflict, and International Tracing of Assets. His legal articles have appeared in the ABA Business Lawyer, Journal of European Financial Services Law, The Dickinson Journal of International Law, Journal of Financial Crime and The Company Lawyer.
Mr. Rutledge is a member of the Securities Regulation Advisory Committee for the American Law Institute and served on the Board of Editors of the ABA Business Lawyer. He is a member of the Council of the Business Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is Chair of its Securities Regulation Committee. In 2009, he received the Freedom of the City of London in the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers. In 2010, he was appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of the Centre for Business Law, University of the Free State, in the Republic of South Africa.