Philip C. Babler

Senior Counsel


Philip Babler is a senior counsel and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice as well as the firm’s Appellate, Antitrust, and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practices. Philip has represented public companies and their directors and officers in a number of securities matters, including class actions arising under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. He also has litigated a number of shareholder disputes involving private companies. Philip has particularly deep experience litigating class actions challenging merger transactions and proxy disclosures. The value of the transactions prompting these shareholder suits is in the tens of billions of dollars.

In addition to securities litigation, Philip’s practice includes a wide range of commercial disputes in state and federal courts. His antitrust experience includes private litigation, counseling, DOJ investigations, FTC litigation over a proposed merger, and Hart-Scott-Rodino filings. Philip also has represented clients in a number of appellate matters and has argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit.

Before joining the firm, Philip served as a judicial law clerk for Justice David T. Prosser, Jr. of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.


  • Received, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for:
    • Commercial Litigation (2022-2023)
    • Appellate Practice (2023)


  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011)
    • Editor and member, Marquette Law Review
    • Student editor, FDCC Quarterly
  • Marquette University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2007)
    • Major: political science, French and literature


  • State of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin