Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog offers news, analysis, and insights for the industry from fashion attorney Anthony Lupo.

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Philip S. English

Philip S. English
Senior Government Relations Advisor
Washington, DC

Former US Congressman Philip English is a senior government relations advisor at Arent Fox and serves as co-chair, along with former Sen. Byron Dorgan, of the firm's government relations practice. While in Congress, he developed an interest and rich experience in trade, health care, and tax and energy policy.

Phil currently assists clients in these areas, plus state and municipal government operations. Phil currently serves as Coordinator of the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII), which enforces industry standards, promotes best business practices, and monitors adherence to its ethics code by healthcare group purchasing organizations (GPOs). HGPII is an independent ethics oversight organization with responsibility for a major part of the healthcare supply chain.

Phil is also Honorary Co-Chairman of the Center for Strategic Tax Reform (CSTR) and Chairman of CSTR’s Board of Advisors.

*Phil is not a member of the legal practice.


Blog Posts by Philip S. English

International Corporate, Importation & Immigration
What Trump Means for the Fashion Industry

As the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump nears, retailers should be paying close attention to expected seismic changes in domestic trade policy that will have an important impact on the fashion industry.
Mr. Trump recently announced the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to serve as US trade representative, another indication that the new Administration intends to make good on campaign promises to curb imports that are seen as hurting US businesses. A longtime adviser to US steel industry companies, Mr. Lighthizer served from 1983 to 1985 as deputy US trade representative during the Ronald Reagan. Mr. Lighthizer is known as a master strategist for trade sensitive domestic manufacturers, and he joins Commerce Secretary-Designate Wilbur Ross, a longtime steel industry investor, and economist Peter Navarro, a leading China trade critic, to constitute a trade policy team decidedly skeptical of past free trade conventions.

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