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The Lipp Law Firm, PC

Katie Lipp, Esq.

Kathryn Megan Lipp
5 Star Reviews

“Whenever you see an employment attorney you are always on edge as your livelihood is about to be or has been effected. Katie brought such a calm to the entire situation to help produce sound decisions. Calls and emails were answered immediately or returned promptly. Again, this just tells me how Katie knows that this situation I am/was going through was very personal and important.”

John B.


“I worked with Ms. Lipp on a tricky employment case with a big organization. She was easy to reach, calm and positive. She kept me focused on the big picture and was extremely knowledgeable about all my legal options. Without her support in this issue, I would've felt panicked and lost. With her guidance, I was able to see a light at the end of the tunnel.”

A Satisfied Client


“Ms. Lipp thoroughly and thoughtfully reviewed an employment separation document. She provided timely and useful recommendations and options. I was able to obtain more detailed information from my former employer as well as some revisions to the final document.”

A Satisfied Client


“I retained the representation of Katie Lipp in January 2019 regarding an employment issue. She was highly responsive to my needs and schedule. I was always able to reach Ms. Lipp, most easily by email and telephone. She was able to be present at my job site to meet with employer and representatives in my matter. She worked effectively with and communicated with other counsel and representation I had and continued to work with regarding my case. Ms. Lipp provided counsel, resources and strategies to help me navigate my case. She always listened and considered my opinions and ideas when representing me. Ms. Lipp was prompt and on time for meetings, inferences, and when responding to communications. I was grateful and appreciative of the quality representation she provided me. I would definitely recommend her services. She always made me feel like my case was a priority to her.”

Dianne


5 Star Reviews

"Katie offers smart and practical employment advice. She can be a huge asset on a variety of critical management and employee-side issues."

Richard V., Litigation Attorney


"Katie is an excellent attorney who works hard for her clients. I don't hesitate to refer clients to her, as I will know that they will be in good hands. She has my trust and high recommendation."

Paul A., Business Attorney


"I have known Katie since 2013. She is an outstanding lawyer, coworker, and mentor. She goes above and beyond in each case that she works on and views her cases through a creative lens. Katie zealously advocates for her clients, and is well respected in the legal community. I highly recommend Katie's legal services."

Samantha C., Litigation Attorney


5 Star Endorsements
Attorney Katie Lipp

Katie dedicates her practice to employment separation guidance. Based on her successful employment litigation practice, she has been named a Super Lawyers’ Rising Star for Employment Litigation in DC and Virginia, a Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine, and an Up and Coming Lawyer by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. In 2019, Katie was named a Top Attorney by Arlington Magazine, a Top Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine, and received Avvo’s Client’s Choice Award and again was recognized as a Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine and as a Super Lawyer in the area of Employment Litigation for Washington DC and Virginia. She is admitted to practice in Virginia and Washington, DC, and has been specially admitted to litigate non-compete cases in Maryland and Delaware.

Her corporate clients have employees nationwide, and call on her to resolve matters involving employment terminations and complicated HR matters. Katie enjoys representing technology companies, given her firm’s proximity to the Northern Virginia tech corridor.

In the courtroom, she defends employers against employee claims such as harassment, discrimination and retaliation, and litigates cases involving non-competes and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Her select executive and individual clients are facing employment separation, discipline, and evaluating new employment offers, ventures and contracts.

Katie’s education clients are teachers and professors who need counsel regarding discipline, HR communications, requesting workplace accommodations, and severance negotiations.

Katie wrote a book on internal workplace investigations, and has taught HR workshops to attorneys, HR managers, and executives on employment handbooks, employment law updates, and medical marijuana in the workplace.

Katie regularly works with Fairfax County Public Schools teachers and has conducted several presentations on knowing your rights in the workplace.

Katie graduated from George Mason University, Antonin Scalia School of Law, and was a Senior Notes Editor for the Journal of Law, Economics and Policy.

Badges And Accolades:

  • Super Lawyers’ Rising Star for Employment Litigation
  • Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine
  • Up & Coming Lawyer by Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • Top Attorney by Arlington Magazine
  • Top Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine
  • Avvo’s Client’s Choice Award
  • Super Lawyer in the area of Employment Litigation
Education:
Professional Experience:
  • Jointly defended cybersecurity company and its newly-hired executive against allegations of unfair competition, breach of non-compete and non-solicitation agreement, and tortious interference.
  • Achieved dismissal of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) charge against construction contractor for failure to bargain with labor union.
  • Achieved favorable severance for employee related to claims of labor law and disability law violations against employer.
  • Successfully resolved cease and desist threat against cybersecurity government contractor client related to hiring of employees, non-solicitation of customers and confidential information.
  • Drafted severance agreement for cybersecurity government contractor client.
  • Filed a Demurrer and Plea in Bar on behalf of corporate executive, defending against claims of fraud in the inducement, unjust enrichment, and conversion related to a Phantom Stock Buyout Agreement.
  • Dismissal with prejudice of 4 out of 7 counts against employee client in action involving claims of constructive fraud and misappropriation of trade secrets. Seneca One Finance, Inc. et al. v. Cannell, No. 430310-V (Montgomery County Cir. Ct., July 13, 2017).
  • Successfully resolved cease and desist threat against cybersecurity government contractor related to hiring of employees, a non-compete and non-solicitation of customers agreement.
  • Dismissal of all counts against management-level client in action involving overbroad non-compete and non-solicitation provisions. Seneca One Finance, Inc. v. Bloshuk, No. RWT 16-CV-1848, 2016 WL 5851626 (D. Md. Oct. 6, 2016).
  • Successfully negotiated reduction of labor union forces by 63% to save corporate client hundreds of thousands of dollars on labor annually.
  • Dismissal of all counts filed against executive client involving a personal guaranty on a corporate line of credit. SunTrust Bank v. Advanced Business Concepts, Inc. et al., CL2016-07288 (Fairfax Circuit Court, July 1, 2016).
  • Achieved dismissal of all counts against government contractor alleging gender and racial discrimination, retaliation, and unequal pay. Cashwell v. Attain, LLC et al., 1:12-cv-522 (E.D.Va. 2012).

DISCLAIMER: MANY FACTORS PERTAIN TO EACH CASE, AND THE OUTCOMES ABOVE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE BY LIPP LAW

Pro Bono Experience:
  • Represent managerial nonprofit employee regarding claims of race discrimination and disability discrimination
  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Pro Bono Employment Law Project Volunteer
  • Waterfowl Blind litigation matter, Prince William County Circuit Court (2014-2015) Represented waterfowl hunters in a licensing dispute regarding two non-riparian stationary waterfowl blinds in Pohick Bay. This matter was a case of first impression regarding duck blind licensing priority under Va. Code Ann. Section 29.1-345.
Publications and Presentations:
  • Presenter, “Human Resource Law From Start to Finish,” National Business Institute CLE (April 3, 2019)
  • Drug Testing in the Age of Legalized Marijuana, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Panelist (May 18, 2018)
  • Internal Workplace Investigations, National Business Institute (March 2, 2018)
  • Government Shutdown Win is Cold Comfort to Contractors, Bloomberg Government Blog (February 6, 2018)
  • Marijuana Use Presents Conflicts for Government Contractors, PSC, Moderator (November 7, 2017)
  • Presenter, “Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now,” National Business Institute CLE (October 4, 2017)
  • Joined at the Hip? A Primer on the Joint Employment Doctrine, PSC (August 2017)
  • When Does Ex-Employee’s Use of LinkedIn Violate a Non-Solicitation Agreement? Virginia Lawyers Weekly (July 24, 2017)
  • What Does “Hire American” Mean for Government Contractors, PSC, Moderator (April 2017)
  • Labor Trends Impacting Employment Practitioners, FBA Employment and Labor Section, Moderator (November 2016)
  • Construction Contract Workshop, Stafford County, Examining Legal Issues and Contract Disputes (2015)
  • Joint Employer Doctrine Could Spell More Litigation Trouble for Construction Companies, DRI, The Critical Path, The Newsletter of the Construction Law Committee, Volume 19 Issue 3 (2015)
  • Contract Drafting and Online Defamation, Association of Bridal Consultants, 2013
Professional Memberships:
  • George Mason American Inn of Court
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Employment and Labor and Business Law Sections
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • DC Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section

“Whenever you see an employment attorney you are always on edge as your livelihood is about to be or has been effected. Katie brought such a calm to the entire situation to help produce sound decisions. Calls and emails were answered immediately or returned promptly. Again, this just tells me how Katie knows that this situation I am/was going through was very personal and important.”

John B.


“I worked with Ms. Lipp on a tricky employment case with a big organization. She was easy to reach, calm and positive. She kept me focused on the big picture and was extremely knowledgeable about all my legal options. Without her support in this issue, I would've felt panicked and lost. With her guidance, I was able to see a light at the end of the tunnel.”

A Satisfied Client


“Ms. Lipp thoroughly and thoughtfully reviewed an employment separation document. She provided timely and useful recommendations and options. I was able to obtain more detailed information from my former employer as well as some revisions to the final document.”

A Satisfied Client


“I retained the representation of Katie Lipp in January 2019 regarding an employment issue. She was highly responsive to my needs and schedule. I was always able to reach Ms. Lipp, most easily by email and telephone. She was able to be present at my job site to meet with employer and representatives in my matter. She worked effectively with and communicated with other counsel and representation I had and continued to work with regarding my case. Ms. Lipp provided counsel, resources and strategies to help me navigate my case. She always listened and considered my opinions and ideas when representing me. Ms. Lipp was prompt and on time for meetings, inferences, and when responding to communications. I was grateful and appreciative of the quality representation she provided me. I would definitely recommend her services. She always made me feel like my case was a priority to her.”

Dianne


5 Star Reviews

"Katie offers smart and practical employment advice. She can be a huge asset on a variety of critical management and employee-side issues."

Richard V., Litigation Attorney


"Katie is an excellent attorney who works hard for her clients. I don't hesitate to refer clients to her, as I will know that they will be in good hands. She has my trust and high recommendation."

Paul A., Business Attorney


"I have known Katie since 2013. She is an outstanding lawyer, coworker, and mentor. She goes above and beyond in each case that she works on and views her cases through a creative lens. Katie zealously advocates for her clients, and is well respected in the legal community. I highly recommend Katie's legal services."

Samantha C., Litigation Attorney


5 Star Endorsements