Phillip Rudolph '83 Joins Chapman University Business Law Emphasis Advisory Board

From the Chapman University website: 

The Dale E. Fowler School of Law announces that Phillip Rudolph, Esq., will join its Business Law Emphasis Advisory Board. Phillip Rudolph is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Jack in the Box Inc., which he joined in November 2007.Mr. Rudolph came to Jack in the Box from Ethical Leadership Group, a Chicago-based ethics consultancy where, from January, 2006 through October, 2007, he was Vice President & General Counsel, in addition to maintaining a full complement of consulting clients.

“Phil Rudolph brings years of practical experience to the law school,” said Tom Campbell, dean of the Fowler School of Law. “His guidance will be tremendously valuable, in reviewing what our students need to learn and in providing them practical training for how to be a business lawyer.”

Prior to his work in Chicago, Rudolph was partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Foley Hoag LLP, a Boston-based law firm, where he specialized in advising clients in the area of corporate responsibility from August 2003 through December 2005. Rudolph came to that position after serving as Vice President in the legal department at McDonald’s Corporation between March, 1998 and February 2003, where, among other roles, he was Deputy General Counsel, U.S. General Counsel and International General Counsel. He also developed and oversaw the company’s global ethical sourcing program.

“While law schools do an excellent job of teaching students to think and write like lawyers, they do precious little to help future lawyers understand business,” said Rudolph. “Dean Campbell’s leadership in creating a program at the Fowler School of Law aimed specifically at helping law students develop business-related skills and competencies is a welcome development.  I’m honored to be invited to participate as a member of the Advisory Board for this worthwhile undertaking.”

Rudolph began his career in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in September, 1983. He moved to the Washington, D.C., office of the firm in 1985, was elected to the partnership in 1991, and remained with the firm as an antitrust and litigation partner until he joined McDonald’s in 1998.

Rudolph graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Irvine in 1980, with a B.A. degree in political science. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1983. He is a member of the Bars of the states of California and Illinois, and of the District of Columbia, and is also licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and several United States Courts of Appeals and District Courts.