Philip M. Dodd


Philip M. Dodd is a transactional attorney who advises and represents public and private companies in mergers, acquisitions, securities, and general corporate matters. Phil also advises public companies on securities law compliance, including the preparation, review, and filing of annual, quarterly, and periodic reports, proxy statements, and registration statements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to working at Ballard Spahr, Phil worked as an associate in the corporate department of an international law firm in San Diego.


Representative Matters

Represented Visible Supply Chain Management in a $838 million acquisition by integrated container logistics company A.P Moller-Maersk, the world's largest container shipping and vessel operator.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Externships

Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Summer 2016

Recognition & Accomplishments

Earned the highest score on the February 2020 Arizona Bar


"Tesoro: Potential for Great Growth Not Worth the Risk,", May 2014



University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2018)
Order of the Coif
Staff Member, San Diego Law Review

Fresno Pacific University (B.A., Business Administration – Finance, magna cum laude, 2014)