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Philip H. Hilder is the National co-chair of the ABA White Collar Crime Committee (CJS); co-chair of the ABA National Institute on Securities Fraud, and practices white collar criminal defense and related litigation.  He is the former attorney- in-charge of the U.S. Department of Justice Organized Crime Strike Force (Houston Field Office) and an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Texas with the Presidential Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Mr. Hilder was appointed by the Mayor of Houston to serve on the Independent Police Oversight Board (2011-current).  Mr. Hilder previously served as president and criminal chair of the Houston Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  He is recognized by Texas Monthly as a Super Lawyer (10 years) and is AV rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.  Mr. Hilder is a frequent legal commentator on criminal cases for television, print, and radio, and a graduate of Boston College Law School.


Hilder & Associates, P.C., provides a comprehensive range of legal services for individuals, corporate officers, businesses, and legal and financial professionals. Our Houston attorneys focus on white collar criminal defense matters, related complex civil and administrative litigation, corporate compliance programs, grand jury investigations, attorney grievance defense, Qui-Tam false claims, whistleblower representation, internal corporate investigations, trials, and related parallel administrative and civil litigation and appeals.


Our Houston legal services also include preventative compliance programs for our corporate clientele. The programs are individually tailored to the specific needs of the corporation for maximum effectiveness. Hilder & Associates, P.C., has crafted compliance programs to deter violations of mortgage and bank fraud, FCPA violations, health care fraud, antitrust and theft. In addition, we conduct internal investigations to detect possible criminal violations made at the request of our corporate clients.


If you or your company is under investigation, charged or indicted for federal or state crimes, or you want to insure future compliance, contact Hilder & Associates, P.C., for more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Houston white collar criminal defense lawyer.


Languages spoken: Thai, Japanese, French, Spanish

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Contact info

Philip H. Hilder & Associates, P.C.

819 Lovett Boulevard
Houston, TX, 77006

Practice areas


  1. White Collar Crime: 80%
  2. Litigation: 20%



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TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198508/17/2016
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198105/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
White Collar Crime Trail BlazersThe National Journal2015
Named as a Super Lawyer (2003-2013)Super Lawyers2013
Named by H Texas Magazine as a top Houston lawyer (2004-2011)H Texas Magazine2011
Named as a top lawyer for the people (2005-2009)H Texas Magazine2009
Named as one of America 's Premier Lawyers (2006-2007)Sky Radio2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Organized Crime, Houston Field Office, Attorney in ChargeUnited States Department Of Justice1987 - 1990
Houston, Texas, Assistant United States AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office1984 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationPresidentN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
State Bar CollegeMemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Represented Enron whistleblower, Sherron WatkinsSuccessful
Represented Congressional Scandal WhistleblowerSuccessful
Financial Collapse WhistleblowerSuccessful
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lawyer MonthlyTexas Enacts Additional Laws to Address Medicaid Fraud, Waste and Abuse2013
Super LawyersPhilip Hilder: The Whistleblowers' Advocate2012
Hilder & Associates, P.C. White PaperSpinning And Winning In The Court Of Public Opinion2011
Hilder & Associates, P.C. White PaperFinancial Reform Legislation Offers Whistleblowers Lucrative Incentives And Robust Protection2011
Hilder & Associates, P.C. White PageFCPA Compliance Requirements: A Guide for Global Companies2011
Hilder & Associates, P.C. White PagesWhistleblower Confidentiality: The Balance of Competing Interests Leaves Whistleblowers Exposed under SEC Proposed Dodd-Frank Act Regulations2011
Hilder & Associates, P.C. White PagesRequirements Under The Insider Trading & Securities Fraud Enforcement Act Of 19882011
Hilder & Associates, P.C. White PageWhistleblower Prevails Against News2011
Hilder & Associates, P.C. White PagesNews Corp. and Enron: scandals with much in common2011
Hilder & Associates, P.C. White PageHow to Become a Securities Whistleblower2011
Texas LawyerBlurred Barriers in Civil, Criminal Medicaid Investigations2011
American Bar Association publicationThe Social Media Goldmine2011
Hilder & Associates, P.C. White PaperOSHA Individual Criminal Liability Maybe Expanding2010
HIlder & Associates, P.C. White PaperStrict Liability Crimes for the Pollution of American Waters2010
Hilder & Associates, P.C. White PaperThe Clean Water Act: Criminal Exposure In Deepwater2010
HIlder & Associates, P.C. White PaperSeaman's Manslaughter: The Criminalization of Death by Negligence2010
Houston ChronicleMedicaid fraud crackdown threatens citizens' rights2010
ABA Criminal Justice SectionWhat, Retaliation? U.S. Supreme Court Expands Anti-Retaliation Rules2009
ABA National Institute on Internal CorporateThe Possible Expansion of Anti-Retaliation Protection to Corporate Whistleblowers2009
ABA publicationThe Long Arm Of The Law: FCPA Individual Liability2009
Hilder & Associates, P.C. White PaperThe Whistleblower Act of 2009, Time to Reevaluate that Compliance Program2009
Hilder & Associates, P.C. White PaperThe Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 and the Criminal Liability of Polluters2009
Hilder & Associates, P.C White PaperOSHA Individual Criminal Liability Maybe Expanding2009
ABA Criminal Justice SectionAttack of the Clone: FERC's Anti-Manipulation Rule Uses SEC Tools2008
South Texas College of Law White Collar Crime ConferenceAn Ethical Guide to the Non-Destruction of Evidence2000
ABA publicationCriminal News Letter- Joint Venturing a Criminal Defense Team1998
The Federal LawyerHIPPA-Time for a Health Care Corporate Compliance Program1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of Iowa College of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
10th Annual National Institute on Securities FraudWhistleblowers, Retaliation and Awards Moderator2015
ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Midwinter MeetingHandling Whistleblower Claims: New Opportunities Create More Complex and Emerging Issues for Employment Lawyer2014
Houston Bar Association, Corporate Counsel SectionForeign Corrupt Practice Act Trends and Enforcement2013
Eighth Annual National Institute on Securities FraudCo Chair and Moderator2013
American Bar Association's Seventh Annual National Instuite on Securites FraudModerator "Criminal Referrals: Triggers and Tipping Points"2012
Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene AssociationCriminal Prosecution for Safety Violation is no accident"2011
6th Annual ABA National Institute on Securities FraudModerator: Social Media2011
21st Annual National Institute on Healthcare Fraud ProgramPanelist: Trail Practice Demonstration2011
Healthcare Fraud at the Federal Law ConferenceDefending Healthcare Prosecution2010
Federal Law Conference 2010Panelist discussion on Healthcare Fraud2010
American Bar Association Fifth Annual National Institute on Securities FraudCo Chair of Event and Moderator2010
The ABA Annual National Institute on White Collar CrimePanelist: Security Enforcement: Trends, Frenzies and Crimes De Jour2009
National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigators and In-House CounselWhistleblowers and Subtle Retribution2009
Fourth Annual National Institute on Securities FraudModerator: The FCPA: It’s Not Just Another Four Letter Word2009
BP America Compliance and Ethics Leaders EventSpeaker: Implementing an Effective "Whistleblower" Policy Presentation2009
White Collar Practice for the Business Lawyer and In-house CounselPanelist: CLE: White Collar Practice for the Business Lawyer and In-house Counsel2008
Eighth Circuit Judicial ConferencePanel before a conference of Federal Judges and Practitioners regarding White Collar Crime 101 for the Civil Practitioner2008