Mr. Lippard spent nearly fifteen years as executive-level legal counsel for a variety of entrepreneurial companies in the insurance, financial services, technology, and telecommunications industries. As a top business and legal advisor for those companies, Mr. Lippard was responsible for matters of regulatory compliance and licensure; overseeing contract negotiations, drafting, and performance; supervising outside counsel, coordinating company litigation support efforts, and advising officers and directors on pending disputes; fulfilling corporate governance and filing requirements; addressing employment-related issues; developing and implementing internal policies and procedures; identifying and managing risk and advising company executives accordingly; and handling other business and legal matters that arose in the normal course of business operations. His professional relationship with many of those companies and their respective executives continues to this day.
In addition to his corporate counsel roles, Mr. Lippard has spent many years in private practice as a commercial litigation attorney, including five years as an Associate Attorney at Venable LLP, before starting his own law practice in 1995. In addition to having appeared as lead counsel in several bench and jury trials in both state and federal courts, Mr. Lippard has briefed and argued appellate cases before the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court.