Harry W. Lipman has been a member of RLR since January 2002, having joined the firm in October 2000 after practicing for two of New York City's premiere law firms.
Mr. Lipman has represented public and private companies, as well as individuals, in a wide variety of disputes and litigation in both state and federal courts, before the SEC and in arbitration. His varied experience includes contract and partnership disputes, professional malpractice, allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, bankruptcy-related disputes, real estate and cooperative- and condominium-related issues, construction law, securities and regulatory actions, trademark and copyright matters, restrictive covenant, severance, and other employment-related disputes, art law, estates law, and entertainment law. Mr. Lipman has argued in the New York State Court of Appeals (New York's highest court) and authored a brief amici curiae to the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Lipman has also written numerous articles on alternative dispute resolution law and procedure, and on class action litigation.
Mr. Lipman received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Columbia College in 1986, having spent a year toward that degree at Oriel College, Oxford, England. He received his J.D. degree from Columbia Law School in 1990, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and to which he returns at least annually to judge moot court, having served as director of the First-Year Moot Court Program while in his third year. Mr. Lipman is admitted to practice in both New York and Connecticut, including, among other courts, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Connecticut.