Beyond the Office

Some exciting and inspiring facts about Philippe.

  • When Philippe is not practicing law, he is most likely training for a marathon or triathlon.
  • Philippe is Native French from outside Paris.
  • His first sport was soccer, but competitive tennis brought him to the US as a teenager.
  • A tennis scholarship paid for his university studies.
  • Philippe then became an endurance sports enthusiast, enjoying the personal challenges as well as the planning and long term commitment in preparing for an event.
  • As a passionate competitor, he is hoping that his young children will follow in his footsteps.
  • Most recent race:
    • Ironman Maryland (10h 43min, 8th in Age Group)
  • Some accomplishments:
    • Finished about 20 marathons, including one 50 mile ultra marathon
    • Finished about 25 triathlons, including 5 full distance Ironman’s
    • Qualified for and competed in 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship – Age Group division
    • Climbing Mount Fuji
    • Chesapeake Bay Bridge Swim (4.4 miles)
  • Favorite races:
    • Boston Marathon
    • Ironman Lake Placid, NY
    • Ironman Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
    • SavageMan 70.0 Triathlon
    • Maui Half Marathon
  • Still on Philippe’s Bucket List:
    • Embrunman
    • Marathon du Medoc
    • Bike around Taiwan
    • Bike Japan's Shimanami Kaido
  • Although endurance sports appear to be individually driven, they require a strong support group of family members, coach, training partners and friends. Philippe enjoys that team spirit whether it’s in sports or at the office where he likes to work in teams on the clients’ projects.
  • He appreciates how the firm’s culture allows its professionals to have a balanced lifestyle.