Philip H. Hilder is a criminal defense attorney with Hilder & Associates, P.C. Formerly, he was the attorney-in-charge of the Houston Field Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, Organized Crime Strike Force. He also served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Texas detailed to the Presidential Organized Crime Drug Task Force. Since leaving government service, Mr. Hilder has practiced in the area of white-collar criminal defense and related litigation. He is the past former national chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) White Collar Crime Committee and executive director of the ABA White Collar Crime Committee, Criminal Justice Section. He has also served as president of the Federal Bar Association (Houston Chapter).