Phil Baldwin

Philip B. Baldwin

Philip B. Baldwin
San Francisco
+1 415 733 6160
Phil Baldwin is a counsel in the firm’s Employment practice. He joined Goodwin in 2022.


Phil is an experienced litigator who advises and defends companies in complex labor and employment matters in civil court, arbitrations, and before administrative agencies, including:

  • High-stakes class actions and representative actions under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)
  • Independent-contractor misclassification matters, including those in the “gig-economy”
  • Wage-and-hour disputes
  • Breach-of-contract and wrongful-termination disputes
  • Whistleblower/retaliation, harassment, and discrimination claims
  • Breach-of-duty-of-loyalty and unfair-competition claims
  • Traditional labor matters, including matters before the National Labor Relations Board

Phil also regularly advises businesses relating to a broad spectrum of employment issues, including the creation of state-of-the-art policies and agreements, workplace investigations, complex hiring issues, terminations and reductions in force, worker-classification audits, and various other compliance issues.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Phil was a Shareholder at Littler in its San Francisco office.

In law school, Phil interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, and the Hon. Peter J. Messitte in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.




University of Maryland, College Park

(cum laude)


Georgetown University Law Center

(cum laude)



  • California

Recognition & Awards

Best Lawyers, One To Watch, 2022-2024

Recipient, John F. Kennedy Labor Law Award, Georgetown University Law Center, 2015 (the graduating student with the best overall performance in the field of labor law)


Phil’s recent publications include:

Phil’s recent speaking engagements include