Trial and appellate litigator Greg Lipper has joined Clinton Brook as Partner in the Washington, DC office. Greg brings over a decade of experience in high-stakes criminal and civil disputes, often involving complex questions of statutory and constitutional law.
“I’ve been recruiting Greg, my former colleague at Covington & Burling, to work with me for almost six years,” said founding partner Tim Clinton. “Greg is a brilliant strategist, writer, and speaker, and we’re delighted that he’s joining us.”
Greg has represented a range of clients—from financial institutions to media and technology companies to individual plaintiffs and criminal defendants—in everything from federal criminal investigations to securities class actions to cutting-edge First Amendment lawsuits to death-penalty appeals. Greg has also represented parties or amici in over two-dozen cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Before joining Clinton Brook, Greg spent six years practicing white-collar criminal defense, commercial litigation, and First Amendment law at Covington & Burling, and then over five years litigating high-profile constitutional cases at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. In the latter position, Greg represented the plaintiffs in a class-action challenge to Alabama’s ban on marriage by same-sex couples, a student-intervenor opposing the University of Notre Dame’s challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive-coverage regulations, and the plaintiffs in a major Supreme Court case addressing the constitutionality of prayer before government meetings.
Greg is a 2003 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was Notes Editor on the Harvard Law Review and an oralist on the winning team in the Ames Moot Court Competition. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable R. Guy Cole Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
“Greg’s experience, versatility, and creativity enable him to skillfully represent a diverse set of clients in a wide range of cases,” said Clinton. “We couldn’t be more pleased to be working with him.”