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Phyllis V. Wan


Phyllis V. Wan

Phyllis Wan, a Denver media and entertainment law partner with 20 years of experience, also serves as U.S. Chief Diversity Officer. Her practice centers on television programming, with a focus on content distribution and licensing.

Phyllis advises the country's largest cable and satellite television providers in their negotiations for cable, broadcast, video-on-demand, and broadband content. As Chief Diversity Officer, Phyllis helps to formulate the firm's diversity and inclusion strategies and goals.

She regularly leads digital signal negotiations with leading broadcast television groups and advises television programmers with high-definition television, music, and sports content, including Mark Cuban's AXS TV, HDNet Movies, and Arabic-language television networks owned by HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud of Saudi Arabia. Her past clients include the Tennis Channel, the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche.

Phyllis joined Hogan Lovells in 1996 after spending five years in the New York and Denver offices of an international law firm. In 2015, Phyllis was profiled in Multichannel News magazine as one of nine attorneys to know in its "Counselors Who Seal the Deals in Cable" article. She was honored as a "2010 Top Women Lawyer" by Law Week Colorado and named a "Individual of the Year" finalist by the Colorado Lawyers Committee in 2016 and 2013. In 2007, Phyllis received the Award for Distinguished Service from the Black, Latino, Asian Pacific American Law Alumni Association of NYU School of Law. The Denver Business Journal chose Phyllis as one of the city's "2003 40 Under Forty" professionals for her business leadership, legal accomplishments, and community contributions.

Phyllis serves on the board of directors of the T. Howard Foundation and the Colorado Lawyers Committee, and is a co-chair of the CLC Hate Crimes Education Task Force.

Representative experience

Regularly represent several top multichannel video program distributors in their distribution negotiations with broadcast and programming networks.

Represent AXS TV in its distribution negotiations with satellite, cable, telco and alternative technology distributors throughout North America.

Represented the Tennis Channel in connection with licensing its content throughout the U.S.

Represented several Arabic programming services owned by Kingdom Holding Co. in connection with their U.S. television distribution.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1991
  • B.A., Barnard College, 1986


  • Board Member, Colorado Lawyers Committee
  • Board Member, T. Howard Foundation
  • Co-Chair, Hate Crimes Education Task Force, Colorado Lawyers Committee
  • Firm Liaison, Colorado Pledge to Diversity Legal Group
  • Member, National Association For Multiethnicity in Communications

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Colorado
  • New York

Court admissions

  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


Award For Distinguished Service



Forty Under 40

Denver Business Journal


Top Women Lawyers

Law Week Colorado

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Road Cleared for Diverse Students at Hogan Lovells' Practical Skills Program

Law Week Colorado
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