Hartley Waltman. Courtesy of Phillips.

Phillips Names Hartley Waltman as General Counsel, Americas

Phillips has appointed Hartley Waltman as general counsel, Americas. Waltman joins Phillips following a twenty-year career at Christie’s, where he most recently served as senior vice president and senior counsel, as well as the primary legal counsel and business partner for each of the company’s twenty-five specialist departments. In his new role, he will oversee the legal functions of Phillips in North America and will be based in New York. He will take up the position in July.

“Hartley is an exceptional lawyer with a long history in the auction business,” said Edward Dolman, chief executive officer of Phillips. “He brings with him considerable expertise, sharp judgement and a long track record of successfully negotiating high value art transactions and resolving complex disputes. We are building extraordinary momentum at Phillips and I am pleased that Hartley will help us navigate through complex issues in the Americas.”