Philip Greene is an attorney, writer and cocktail historian. He is Trademark and Internet Counsel to the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed at the Pentagon. He is also one of the founding members of and legal counsel to the Museum of the American Cocktail, based in New Orleans. Phil manages the Museum's robust D.C. monthly cocktail seminar program, and also does cocktail presentations around the world, notably in Vancouver, San Francisco, New Orleans, Miami, Key West, New York, Tampa, and Wellington, New Zealand. In particular, Phil is an authority on the drinks of Ernest Hemingway, and has presented seminars on this topic before the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., at the Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, and in New Orleans. His book, To Have and Have Another - A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, will be published by Penguin Press in November, 2012, and is available pre-order at Amazon.com.
In his legal career, in 2007, Phil held the position of Internet NZ Senior Research Fellow in Cyberlaw, during which he taught Internet and intellectual property law at Victoria University School of Law in Wellington, New Zealand. In that capacity, he also wrote and published two major papers and engaged in numerous public speaking engagements and radio and press interviews.
Phil has also served as a Brand Ambassador for Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur, and offers consulting services for the bar and restaurant trade. He is based in Washington, D.C., where he lives with his wife and three daughters.