Sally R. Phillips

Of Counsel


Bar Admissions

State Bar of California


J.D. Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude

B.S., New York University

Sally began her legal career as an employment lawyer with Paul, Hastings, but spent the majority of her professional career in the corporate world wearing numerous hats.  Sally served as VP & Assistant General Counsel and later as SVP of Human Resources for Pinkerton’s, Inc., a company with ultimately over 135,000 employees. Sally also held the position of Chief Administrative Officer for Pinkerton, and then, through acquisition, Securitas, a 2.5 billion dollar service company, where she led VPs of legal, human resource, marketing, procurement, real estate and risk.


Sally later was the Senior Vice President of Business Affairs for Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc. before founding her company, Upside Strategies in 2002, where she works with clients, large and small, to help them achieve excellence with their people through better human resource practices, leadership, legal compliance and strategic partnering.  Sally also coaches executives, leaders and managers on leadership and management skills.


Sally sits on the Board of the Malibu Boys and Girls Club.