Chief Legal Officer, Zynga Inc.
2014 Law & Finance Award Winner
Phuong Phillips is the Chief Legal Officer of Zynga, Inc., a leading social game developer, where she oversees legal affairs and government relations. Before joining Zynga, Phillips served as the Associate General Counsel for Tesla, Inc., where she managed the post-acquisition integrations of SolarCity Corporation and Grohmann Engineering. Before that, Phillips spent more than 6 years at SolarCity, where she served as the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Head of Corporate and Securities and helped drive the company’s rapid and enormous growth, particularly in managing important transactions such as the company’s initial public offering, convertible note financings, and first-of-their-kind solar asset securitization financings. She has also managed the development and anticipated deployment of an innovative financing platform for smaller investors to directly invest in clean energy projects, creating greater opportunities for clean energy investors and raising potentially up to hundreds of millions of dollars for the company to expand access to clean energy for customers. Phillips also served as the lead attorney for SolarCity during its 2016 acquisition by Tesla. Previously, Phillips was an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a premier national law firm focusing on technology companies. She holds a BA in Communication Studies, with a specialization in Business Administration, and a JD, both from the University of California, Los Angeles.