Jake Phillips

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, GE Aerospace


Jake Phillips is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of GE Aerospace. In this role, Jake leads the global legal, compliance, and security teams and is responsible for the legal and compliance strategy across all aspects of GE Aerospace.

Prior to joining GE Aerospace in October 2023, Jake served at the White House as Deputy Counsel to the President and Legal Advisor to the National Security Council (NSC). He led the NSC’s legal team and was responsible for advising the President and the NSC on national security and foreign policy matters.

Jake previously spent 13 years at Boeing, serving in a variety of leadership positions. Jake was most recently Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and Assistant General Counsel, with responsibility for legal matters related to corporate governance, securities, and finance. His tenure at Boeing also included extensive experience in the defense sector, having led the legal function for Boeing Defense, Space & Security as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Earlier in his career, Jake served in the U.S. Department of Justice as Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General and in the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). Jake also worked in private practice as a commercial litigator at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, based in Washington, D.C.

Jake served as a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge J. Michael Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Jake is a member of the Advisory Board of the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, and previously served on the Board of Directors of the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore.

Jake holds a Juris Doctor degree with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University.

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