Professor Tippett's varied research interests include internal employer compliance systems, attorney advertising, and the intersection between employment and intellectual property law. Her article on subjective employment practices was recently quoted by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in its interpretation of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Dukes v. Wal-Mart. She has published articles in the Rutgers Law Review, the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, and the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, among others. Her research has been widely cited in books, articles and treatises on employer practices, whistleblowing, and attorney ethics.
Prior to joining Oregon Law, Professor Tippett was an employment law attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she represented technology companies in federal and state court in litigation relating to trade secret misappropriation, employment contracts, and employment discrimination. She also counseled start-up companies on compliance with applicable employment laws, and advised on employment aspects of large mergers and acquisitions.
Professor Tippett earned her law degree at Harvard Law School in 2006. She spent several years as a research associate for the Harvard Negotiation Project, working with Professor Emeritus Roger Fisher, Co-author of Getting to Yes, and teaching various negotiation-related courses for students and practitioners. Professor Tippett also served as the Outside Training Director for the Harvard Mediation Program and Articles Editor for the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard College.