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Mackenzie K. Phillips

Mackenzie K. Phillips

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated
Chief Corporate Counsel
Chicago, IL, USA


Mackenzie K. Phillips serves as Chief Corporate Counsel focused primarily on compliance, subsidiary management, securities regulation and corporate governance. 

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 250 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $56.4 billion of real estate assets under management.

Ms. Phillips works closely with senior management advising on compliance matters under SEC rules, NYSE listing standards, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and other corporate governance rules and regulations.

Prior to joining JLL, Ms. Phillips served as Interim Securities and Corporate Governance Counsel to a NYSE-listed online travel company through Axiom Law. Prior to Axiom, Ms. Phillips was an associate at each of Winston & Strawn LLP and Mayer Brown LLP.  At both large law firms, her practice focused on M&A, securities, corporate finance, corporate governance and general corporate work.

Ms. Phillips currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of the Business Law Enterprise Clinic at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Phillips was a Co-Editor of The Board of Directors (Portfolio No. 63-2nd) (September 2009) published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Corporate Practice Series.

Ms. Phillips received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School where she served as Executive Editor of the Michigan Law Review.  Ms. Phillips holds an A.B. in French from Cornell University.

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