Kip has almost four decades of first-chair trial experience serving as lead counsel in state and federal courts throughout the United States. His litigation and trial experience includes complex civil litigation matters involving contract disputes, all variety of business torts, employment law matters, intellectual property, and alleged violations of the federal False Claims Act. An experienced trial lawyer, Kip has conducted more than 150 bench and jury trials. He also defends corporations from Federal Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration enforcement actions. Over the last several years, Kip has been particularly involved in litigation involving misappropriation of trade secrets, shareholder rights in closely held corporations, breaches of fiduciary duties, and enforcement of restrictive covenants.
Kip’s conflict resolution skills have been on display in numerous mediations, arbitrations, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Kip is an AAA-trained mediator and specializes in employment law and commercial disputes. In the 1980s, Kip served as a trial attorney for the Federal Trade Commission, leading federal court litigation teams responsible for prosecution of civil fraud cases. He also served as Corporate Counsel and Vice President of Barr Laboratories, Inc., a publicly held pharmaceutical company, and managed litigation for the company.
Kip has extensive experience as a first-chair trial lawyer in a wide range of complex civil litigation matters, including: